How did Parcheesi get its name?
The name of the game is derived from the Hindi word paccīs, meaning "twenty-five", the largest score that can be thrown with the cowrie shells; thus this game is also known by the name Twenty-Five. Parcheesi, Sorry!, and Ludo are among the many Westernized commercial versions of the game.
Is Sorry based on Parcheesi?
I'm sure many of you gamer types have noticed, SORRY! looks a bit like Indian Pachisi, better known as Parcheesi to us Americans and Ludo to those in the UK. This classic Indian game is actually a version of the ancient “cross and circle” games, which have been around for more than a millennium.
Who invented the board game Sorry?
Originally manufactured by W.H. Storey & Co in England and now by Hasbro, Sorry! is marketed for two to four players, ages 6 and up. The game title comes from the many ways in which a player can negate the progress of another, while issuing an apologetic "Sorry!"