Just One More Game?
During the Coronavirus quarantine, good old Ludo has emerged as the undisputed king of virtual games in India
Be it 80’s, 90’s or 2020, playing Ludo has no substitute. The game cuts across the age bar and is equally popular among young and old. Hence, it’s cherished in every Indian household and tops the chart when it comes to board games.
Highlights! Wanna play a game of Ludo?
- Boomers, Millennial and Gen Z all play Ludo
- Digital Ludo Reviving the Experience
- Digital Vs Physical Board Game Experience
Boomers, Millennial, Gen Z all play Ludo
The game has its own nostalgic charm it is safe to say most of us grew up rolling the dice. The game gives us, players, a shrill of envy when we cannot win or the unlimited joy of victory over our siblings and parents. The adrenaline rush of not hitting a triple six to getting a six at least once in every turn – all of this makes us so nostalgic that we can’t stop laughing.
Though the game started losing its charm because of the chaotic lifestyle we have. Our work, social life, and the #OTT digital life has gripped us so hard that there is no room for ‘good old board game sessions.’
Digital Ludo Reviving the Experience
However, you must have heard the saying, “Old is Gold” which reminds us, no matter how many gaming consoles might come in but Ludo will always remain special to us.
Ludo King, the top application on Google Play Store has registered 50 million daily active users since the quarantine began.
It does not matter how far people are from each other the game is connecting them for playtime.
Now when Ludo has gone digital and we have all the time during the quarantine. The glory of game reinstated as people are rolling dice in their free time with their loved ones.
Especially during the lockdown, distant family members have come closer to each other in the spirit of not being able to sleep unless they play at least one game of Ludo with their loved ones.
Digital Vs Physical Board Game Experience
Playing a board game or playing it on a virtual medium. How does it even matter as long as it is binding us together bringing back our childhood memories?
It’s noted that during the global pandemic and nationwide lockdown, the sales of Ludo boards has been incredible. Most of the game shops were out of the physical game as soon as the lockdown began.
Soon after, the number of hits on the Ludo app touched the stars and it was analysed that the number of downloads were no less than any popular online games.
The Coronavirus lockdown isn’t only situation when the game has been hyped so much. It created similar hype when it was launched digitally. People were playing Ludo on their phone with their colleagues, online or with their friends and families.
Quarantine has just given us all-the-more reason and time to play, laugh and pull the legs of our loved ones and Ludo being the catalyst of it.