Of course, the senior students had the luxury of introducing 'rules' as they went along - a power I guarantee I did not abuse...
- "Touchy movey": if you touch a piece, you have to move it
- No counting spaces with your piece as you move. Have to move it directly to the end position
- "Acey deucey": you get an extra turn when you roll 1-2
- "Acey deucey of no usey": chanted in amusement by the other players if there were no valid moves you could play after rolling a 1-2. The dice passed to the next person and you didn't get the extra turn
"A "stand up" finish is for the more debonair player who wishes to finish in style. When requiring a number to finish that is possible from one dice throw. The player can state "stand up finish", throw his dice, stand up and walk away from the game without looking at the resulting throw in the hope that the correct number has appeared and he has won. Failing to do so, results in a slinking back to the board to continue, accompanied by polite banter from those present."
Different ships and parts of the Royal Navy (such as the Fleet Air Arm) will have their own variations on the rules. Words from Uckers such as "mixiblob" are common parlance in "Jackspeak" the language of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
You'll often find sailors have produced their own boards / pieces. For instance the last board I played on had pieces that had been crafted from 20mm shell casings which fit perfectly on that sized board.
[NB One odd thing that my dad picked up in the RAF that was a bit unusual was a love of Homer - he was stationed somewhere in Arctic Canada with an Oxbridge classics don].
Called "Fia" here.
The version where you can push back other players pieces is called "Fia med knuff" (lit. "Fia with push").
Old: This is probably the best known board game for small children in Norway, known as Ludo (https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludo - Norwegian).
Uckers and Ludo are played on the same board, but they have different rules.
There are a bunch of Indian games that deserve to be more popular outside India.
Carrom is one. Although typing after a game may be a bit painful. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrom
Here are a few more:
This one looks like it is waiting for some probability analysis: http://www.traditionalgames.in/home/board-games/sozhi-uruttu...