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Chaturaji

Period

Medieval

Region

South Asia

Description

Chaturaji is a four-player game similar in some ways to chaturanga, the Indian game from which chess, shogi, and other similar games are derived. Dice are used to determine which piece is moved. Several texts give many details of the game, but are not sufficient to provide all of the rules of play.

Rules

To be reconstructed.

Origin

India

Ludeme Description

Chaturaji.lud

Variants

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Sources

Bock-Raming, A. 1996. Manasollasa, 5,560–623: Ein Bisher unbeachtet gebliebener Text zum indischen Schachspiel, übersetzt, kommentiert und interpretiert. Indo-Iranian Journal. 39(1):1–40.

Murray, H. J. R. 1913. A History of Chess. London: Oxford University Press.

Raghunandana. Tithi-tattvana.

Reference ID

DLP.Game.275

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