In a player’s turn, a player has to draw a card from the pile and move their Pawn backward or forward exactly the number of counts indicated in the card. As the pawn moves around the board, it can land on colored triangles that start the slide.
Slides in Sorry are indicated using a triangle at the beginning, and their end is marked with a circle. If the Pawn lands at the start of a slide, it travels to the end, unless the slide is the same color as the Pawn.
Do you have to slide in Sorry? Yes, players must slide their Pawns on slide spaces that do not correspond with their Pawn color.
According to the Sorry sliding rule, if a player’s Pawn land on a triangle of a different color, the Pawn has to skid to the end of the slide with a circular mark. Along the way, the Pawn bumps all Pawns occupying the space in the middle of the path (including their owns) back to the Starting point.
However, that isn’t the case when the sliding space is the same color as the player’s Pawn. The Pawn can stay on the space and wait until their next turn to move.
Triangles characterize sliding Spaces on the Sorry board at the start and circles designate the end. Pawns occupying a space on the slide are sent back to their Start are regardless of whether they are the same color.
A Pawn only slide when it lands on the triangle of a Slide space that is a different color, therefore a player does not always slide in Sorry. Answered below are frequently asked questions about when to slide in Sorry.
How does the slide work in Sorry?
On a Sorry board game, Slide paths start with a triangle and ends with a circle. These slides are colored differently, and players are allowed to skid from one side to the other when they land on the Triangle.
If the color of the Triangle does not correspond to the Pawn’s color, the Pawn must skid off along the path to the end indicated with a circle. Along the path, the Pawn slide as it knocks off all the Pawns occupying the space along the path back to their respective START spaces.
However, Pawns are not allowed to use the slide of their own color. Instead, they hop along normally as dictated by the cards drawn with no impact from the slide mechanism itself.
Do you have to slide on your own color in Sorry?
No, a Pawn does not slide if it lands on a Slide space of its own color. It remains on the Triangle that indicates the sliding start until the next turn to move normally.
The Pawn will only slide if the Triangle it lands in does not correspond to its own color. And when the Pawn slides, it knocks off all the Pawns along the way back to their respective starting space.
Can you slide into HOME on Sorry?
No, because a Pawn cannot slide on its own color. The slides close to Home are the same color as their Pawn, and Pawns cannot use their own slides.
Although there exist many slide routes, the slides close to home are always the matching color to their Pawn. Therefore, a player is unable to slide into Home or the Safety area.
Slide Rules in Sorry: Conclusion
A player Pawn only slides if the Triangle (start point of a slide) does not match the Pawn’s color. As it slides, the Pawn knocks off any Pawn along the way (including their own pawns) back to START space.
Players are never able to slide into the Safety area around Home because the triangle is the same color as the Pawn. Remember, a player must slide if they land on a triangle of another color, but they can never use their own color slide.
If the Pawn color matches the triangles color, do not slide. Instead, move along normally and count the number of spaces that you move.
Players can only bump the pawns back to the starting area when kicked off a slide. You are not able to pass over Pawns on the slide, they must be kicked off.
Once the Pawn reaches the HOME space, they are locked in and unable to move. The game’s focus is simple, move all the Pawns into the Home space to win.