Special areas of the Ludo board are typically colored bright yellow, green, red, and blue. Each player is assigned a colour and has four tokens of matching color (originally bone discs but nowadays tokens made of cardboard or plastic). The board is normally square with a cross-shaped game track, with each arm of the cross consisting of three columns of squares—usually six squares per column. The middle columns usually have five squares colored, and these represent a player's home column. A sixth colored square not on the home column is a player's starting square. At the center of the board is a large finishing square often composed of triangles in the four colours atop the players' home columns – thus forming "arrows" pointing to the finish.