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Parques

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Lauren Hoagland

on 30 November 2012

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Transcript of Parques

Parqués History: - In 300 AD, a version of Parqués was created in India.

- Parqués was brought to Colombia by the coolies slaves, who were sent to work for the British on sugar plantations, as well as other plantations.

- It is considered a mixture of the original Indian game and the influences of Colombian culture.

- The game has been described as a "random thinking" game due to the moves of the players depending on the dice and the strategies executed to get rid of other players.

- Parqués is popular in Colombia and is not played in any of the other Latin America countries.

- In the past and somewhat today, adults play by betting money on the first game piece.

-Today, the board usually houses pictures of famous soccer teams, singers, actors, and popular figures in Colombian culture. There are also portable versions available. How To Play: Objective: Visuals: - Parqués is played only in Colombia and has become a fun part of their culture

- People from all parts of the country play the popular game and some have local variations of it.

- The game is made by locals and people can either buy a version or make their own. Statistics: Cultural Impact: Brings the Young and Old Together By Jacqueline Algarra & Lauren Hoagland -The objective of Parqués is to move all four game pieces to the end of the track before your opponents. This is similar to the game Parcheesi, but without the blockades.
-It's played with 2-6 players and two dice. The common colors are red, blue, green, and yellow.
-It can be played by adults and children of all ages. Playing the Game: - All game pieces start in jail and can only be taken out if a pair is rolled (the dice show the same number).
-In order to capture a pawn, you must place your pawn on a square occupied by another player. The captured pawn is then moved to jail. Rules: -On the playing board are "safe squares", where pawns cannot be taken. Players can only take pawns from "home squares" if the pawn is out of jail and an opponent's pawn is on the square.
-When a pair is rolled, the player receives an extra turn. If a pair is rolled three times in a row, the player's pawn can advance all the way to the end of the track.
-When a 6-6 or a 1-1 is rolled, the player can free all four of their pawns from the jail. If a pair of any other number is rolled (ex. 4-4) the player can only free two pawns. - Since the game has been played for centuries, generations are able to play together and bond through a simple board game. Though the game has had slight alterations and modifications throughout the years, it remains a way to get together and partake in the Colombian Culture. - Parqués is now influenced by Colombian cultural figures, so it shows the importance the figures have in their culture. The pictures on the board of famous singers and soccer players are awarded to those of great importance in the community. Young players that play the game with their parents see the people's faces on the board and dream of one day becoming as famous and respected as them. - Since the game is so simple and can be easily made, it shows the effect that little money and poverty has had on Colombian culture. It has always been seen as a very poor area, but they continue to show that they can still have fun while working through the rough times. Many people can even make their own games and share them with their family and friends. Influenced by Colombian Culture Shows the Effects of Poverty Variations of the board game
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