Perudo history spans eons and oceans; its date of origin is unknown, however it is generally believed that when Pizarro, the Spanish conquistador, returned to Spain from his adventures in South America in the 16th century he knew how to play perudo. It is most likely that Pizarro learned the game while he was in Peru, and it is widely accepted that the game of perudo is in fact an ancient Inca game, meaning that it could have been in existence for millennium.
There are a number of alternate names that have been associated throughout perudo history with the game of perudo in South America including, Santabe; Cachito; Cacho; Liar’s Dice and Dudo. All of these games are essentially the same as Pizarro’s Perudo.
From its introduction to Europe in the 1500s, the game of perudo has spread throughout the world. It is still very popular in South America, particularly its native Peru, as well as Chile and Bolivia, but the latest chapter of perudo history has seen it flourish in North America, Asia, Africa and Australia, as well as throughout Europe.
The most modern chapter of perudo history has been a revolution in the game. With online perudo, it is now one of the fastest growing games in the world, and is as popular of an online casino game as online poker. So, when you next sit down to play perudo, liar’s dice, Cacho, know that you are playing the game of the Incas; Spanish explorers; and natives of continents you’ve not yet seen.