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- n. A board game similar to pachisi played by the Aztecs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An American Indian game analogous to dice, probably originally a method of divination.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game something like backgammon, common among the ancient Mexicans.
The game of the Hindoos, called pachisi, is played upon a cross-shaped board or cloth; it is a combination of checkers and draughts, with the throwing of dice, the dice determining the number of moves; when the Spaniards entered Mexico they found the Aztecs playing a game called patolli, identical with the Hindoo pachisi, on a similar cross-shaped board.