December 29th, 2003

Dr. Bunny


My family has a tradition of playing parcheesi during the winter holidays. I can't tell you how long we've been doing it, but I can't remember a year where we didn't play.

The game is simple, four players have to move their four men from the starting circle to their home. A rolled five will get you out, roll a double when all your men are out and you get the tops and bottoms of the dice, you can create barracades, you can team up with other players, you can make your siblings cry. It's a fabulous game.

For christmas this year, I received my own version of Parcheesi. It comes with cute little animals as the pieces: tigers, elephants, water buffalo, and camels. The only thing it doesn't come with are dice shakers.

The dice shakers in the game are what made it so much fun for little kids to play. There's something about hearing the rich, hollow sound of dice rolling around in a cardboard tube covered with fake leather that just make the game worth wile. I am almost tempted to try and find them, or at least make my own. Parcheesi's not Parcheesi without dice shakers. Kinda like raisins without their wrinkles and bells without their tinkles and christmas cookies without their sprinkles is like Parcheesi without dice shakers.

So, if anybody wants to learn the timeless game of Parcheesi, drop me a line, we'll all have a blast playing it :-D
Dr. Bunny

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