THE NEW INTERACTIVE LOGIC IN GAMES
Interactive dice and game parts exchange values and powers


ZAPPO (PACHISI)
With ZAPPO we adapted one of the oldest and famous round games (originated from India, called PACHISI) , and in Europe and USA called " Ludo®" or "Parcheesi®". In the original game players try to get first their four pawns from the centre after an outside round back into the centre ( also called Char-koni). In the modern (commercial versions we know players start at the outside corners. Now when you land in ZAPPO on a Zap 'Castle' (area with the disk-transfer-logo) you may remove and replace a disk from a dice or a pawn.


Target of the game : to go around the board with the 4 pawns and then arrive "home" (on the squares 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the middle zone) firstly.

This game consists of : 8 changeable Zap dice in 4 colors, 16 pawns in 4 colors with each a changeable Logo-disk on top, a playing board, a carton plate with purple edge with 9 extra disks with dots, a special blue "power" dice with 6 detachable symbols.



Important : this board game is played with changeable zap dice and changeable zap pawns. The dice have on each edge a little disk . Players can replace each others disks and can so increase or reduce the speed of the own or the other's dice. e.g.. take out a 1 of yourself and change it by a 9, ..take out a 6 out of the dice of Peter and replace it by a 0 (zero).

The blue "power" dice - who is located in the middle of the board - has 6 disks with special drawings which give a definite power or possibility. These disks can be put in the pawns-head carrying the toy company Logo or other symbols.

Players will give extra powers and/or speed to the dice and pawns to enter first all pawns on the home fields and try to block or slow-down the other players pawns and dice.

For extended rules of the game : Zappo Rules.



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