Ludo King brings the classic board game adored by so many Indian kids during their childhood to your mobile phone. 

It is one of the most popular board games in India, so it should come as no surprise that the mobile version of the game is one of the fastest-growing in the country, closely following Call of Duty and PUBG Mobile. 

We’re going to show you how you can play Ludo King with your friends, both online and offline.

Playing with Friends Online

You will need to ensure that all of your friends have installed Ludo King to their phones by downloading them from either the App Store or the Google Play Store. The app is entirely free to play, though it does offer some completely optional in-app purchases. 

Once you and your friends have installed the game, open it and log in, either as a guest or with your Facebook account. We recommend the latter, as it will make you and your friends more easily identifiable to one another. 

Once you have set up your account, you’ll be taken to the main menu. You will be able to start a game of Ludo with your friends straight away, or you can tap the icon next to settings and play Snakes and Ladders. To begin a game with your friends that are some distance away, tap the ‘Play with Friends’ button. 

You will be directed to another screen, on which you can choose your color. There are two options below, Create and Join. 

The Create option will let you create a game room and generate a code that your friends can use to join. To join another friend’s room, tap the Join Room button, and enter their generated code.

Once you have created a room, you will need to set the entry-amount, with the minimum being 100 coins. You will then receive a code that you need to share with your friends so that they may join. 

Once all of your friends are in the room, tap the Play button to start the game. Each turn, a player will need to tap on the dice to roll them. The game will also allow you to chat with your friends via the chat bubble that is found above your avatar’s head. 

Click here for a visual tutorial on how to play Ludo King with your friends. 

Playing with Friends Offline

If you and your friends are in the same area, like your house, for example, then you’ll be able to play with them using Ludo King’s Pass and Play mode. To start, open the game and tap on ‘Pass N Play’, found in the main menu.

Then, decide whether each of you want to play as individuals or form teams of two players each. Once you have made your decision, you can add the various names for each player, and decide which color each player gets. 

Then, tap Play. The game will begin.

Note that you will be playing the game using your device, so you might want to disable alerts and notifications to avoid distractions for all of your friends. If you own a phone with a gaming mode that blocks incoming notifications and phone calls, consider turning it on, as it will help with the Pass N Play mode that Ludo King offers. 

Ludo King is available for download from the App Store here, and the Google Play Store here

Do You Need the Internet to Play Ludo King with Friends?

Not necessarily. Like we mentioned above, Ludo King offers a Pass N Play mode, which allows you and your friends to play locally on one device. This is perfect for folks who do not have access to the internet and can make for a fun activity at parties. 

There is an online mode for Ludo King as well. It lets you play with your friends from pretty much anywhere around the world, provided that you and your friends have a stable Internet connection.

Summary

Ludo King is so successful because of how simple and fun it is to play. The mobile version allows you and your friends to revisit your childhoods from the convenience of your mobile phone and is perfect even for non-gamers!