We currently have the tag . The tag wiki says:

A pawn-moving board game that originated in ancient India. The westernized version is called "Parcheesi".

Earlier this month, we had a new question tagged with . As the tag wiki above says, this is a westernized name of the same game.

Both Wikipedia and Board Game Geek list the game as "Pachisi". Would it be possible to make and tag synonym of ?

  • The answer on the one question about pachisi seems to indicate that the games are different, and that tag was only added to the question after the answer indicated that it should be. Are you sure they should be synonymized?
    – murgatroid99 Mod
    Aug 29, 2016 at 19:55
  • Board Game Geek lists "Parcheesi" as an alternate name of "Pachisi", and forums posts, version listings, files, and others all use the two interchangeably. I couldn't find anything online about the difference between the two; just that "Parcheesi" is a trademarked term. I can't speak to the expertise of the answerer of the Pachisi question, but they seem interchangeable to me, much like how "Star Halma" and "Chinese Checkers" are interchangeable. Aug 29, 2016 at 20:32
  • In order to figure out if they are the same game, I've asked a question on this site. We'll see what the top answers are. Sep 2, 2016 at 15:18
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    Don't take my answer as a reason to not merge them. I would merge the two tags. I don't think the cultural difference between the the two versions is enough to warrant two tags. As a Canadian with lots of recent games with lots of information available online I often find it hard to find all the details about these cultural games.
    – LeppyR64
    Sep 2, 2016 at 17:56

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According to wiki Parcheesi is just a brand name version of Parchisi so it sounds like a good idea.

Parcheesi is a brand-name American adaptation of the Indian cross and circle board game Pachisi, published by Parker Brothers1 and Winning Moves. The game and its variants are known worldwide. A similar game called Parchís is popular in Spain and northern Morocco.[2] Parqués is its Colombian variant. A version is available in the United Kingdom under the name of Ludo.

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