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Parcheesi The Classic Game of India

Primary Category: Cognitive Development

Subcategories: Concentration, Problem Solving, Visual Scanning, Pinch/Grasp

Description of how the game can be used to fit the categories:

This classic race-and-chase game has been a favorite for more than 100 years! This game requires concentration from all players as you need to get your players from start to home. Sounds easy right? A lot can happen along the way. Opponents can form a blockade with 2 pawns on one space, preventing you from advancing. You can also be captured and sent back to start. This is when problem-solving skills come into play since the game is unpredictable and players will need to figure out a way to overcome unpredictable setbacks to bring them to the finish line. Players will also use visual scanning skills as they will need to examine the board of all pawns to coordinate their strategic next move. Lastly, users will also use the skill of pinch/grasp each individual pawn to move them to the next location on the board. Parcheesi is an unpredictable game and a thrilling race every time you play!