Parcheesi is an American adaptation of the Indian game Pachisi, which evolved form a similar game Chaupar. Chaupar was popular during the Mogul Dynasty from around 1526 to 1857. The Americanized Parcheesi was copyrighted in 1869 by E.G. Selchow & Co.
When one purchases the game of Parcheesi a booklet of instructions is included that will teach one all of the various rules of play. If one has lost the original rules of play, many libraries will have a book containing the rules of play of many different games.
Sorry! was first marketed in the US by Parker Brothers in 1934. Before that, it was popular in England. The Sorry! game that's popular in the US today is based closely on an Indian game called Pachisi (from which we also get Parcheesi).
* Parcheesi * Peanuckle (sp?) card game * Password * Poker * Pokeno (like bingo, cards are pictures from a deck of cards, use a deck as calling cards, cover with red poker chips) * Phase 10 (card game, uses a special deck)