|Mensch ärgere dich nicht is a German board game (but not a German-style board game), by Joseph Friedrich Schmidt (1907/1908). The game was issued in 1914 and sold about 60 million copies. It is a Cross and Circle game, similar to the Indian game Pachisi, the American game Parcheesi, and the English game Ludo, though as with Ludo the circle is collapsed onto the cross. There is a computer adaptation.|
The name of the game means "Do not get angry" (literally Do not get angry, man or Do not get angry, buddy). The name derives from the fact that a peg is send back to the B field when another peg lands on it, similarly to the game Sorry!.