How To Play Sorry

The board game Sorry was introduced in 1934, and has been a favorite for many people. I remember playing the board game Sorry when I was younger, and I love it. It's a very fun, easy game to play and a game that the whole family can play together, and it's also fun to play with just two people. You can have up to four players and a minimum of two. The object of the game is to get all your pieces in your home base position first before the other player/players.

To play Sorry, each player chooses a color and puts their pieces in their own start position. The game is played with the drawing of cards rather than rolling dice. Each person takes their turn drawing a card, following the directions, and moving their piece. The game is played clockwise.

To play Sorry the pieces cannot be on the same space at the same time. If another player lands on a space occupied with another player's piece, the other player's piece gets "bumped" and is sent back to their start space. You cannot "bump" your own piece to the start. If you land on the same space that one of your pieces is in, you simply lose a turn.

If a piece lands on the start position on one of the "slides" on the board, that piece may slide all the way to the end of the slide, and the pieces that are on the spaces on the slide, including the one on the end, get sent back to their own start positions. Even if your piece is one of those on the slide, it gets sent back also.

The safety zone is the last five spaces on the board and is the color of the player's piece, and this zone is immune to other players' ability to "bump" you out and send your piece back to the start position. The other pieces of different colors cannot enter this zone. The piece can only enter the home position on an exact count of the card drawn. When all four of the same color pieces are in the home position, that is the player who wins the game.

This game is fun for younger and older players. It helps younger players learn the skills of counting, and is also fun while learning. For older players it's fun challenging the other players. It's a game that families can enjoy together.


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