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Chaturanga (Payagunda) DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Asia

Category Reconstruction, Board, War, Replacement, Checkmate, Chaturanga

Description

Chaturanga is the name of a replacement capture game from India. This particular version was played in the early eighteenth century, and shows movement from the older version of the game toward the modern version.

Rules

8x8 board. Ratha start on the corers, with the Turaja next to them and the Dvipa next to the Horses. The Raja and Mantri are in the center. Ratha jump diagonally to the second space; Turaja move orthogonally one space and then diagonally another space, jumping over any intervening pieces; Dvipa moves orthogonally any distance; Mantri moves diagonally any distance; Raja moves one space orthogonally or diagonally, Padati move forward orthogonally one square or forward diagonally to capture.

These rules were taken from the Historical Information ruleset.

All Rulesets

Reconstructed rulesets
Chaturanga (Payagunda)1 Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda)2 Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda)3 Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda)4 Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda)5 Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda)6 Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda)7 Reconstructed with Ludii

Incomplete rulesets
Historical Information Rules from DLP evidence.

Origin

India

Ludeme Description

Chaturanga (Payagunda).lud

Concepts

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Reference

Murray 1913: 66-67.

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Sources

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

Identifiers

DLP.Games.1290


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