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Related to pachisi: Chinese checkers
An ancient game of India similar to backgammon that is played on a board or cloth shaped like a Greek cross and that uses cowrie shells instead of dice.
(Games, other than specified) an Indian game somewhat resembling backgammon, played on a cruciform board using six cowries as dice
[C18: from Hindi pacīsī, from pacīs twenty-five (the highest score possible in one throw)]
pa•chi•si(pəˈtʃi zi, pɑ-)
a game, orig. from ancient India, similar to backgammon but played on a cross-shaped board.
[1790–1800; < Hindi pacīsī, adj. derivative of pacīs twenty-five]