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Chaturanga (Payagunda) DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Asia

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


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.


8x8 board. Ratha start on the corners, 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.

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Reconstructed rulesets
Chaturanga (Payagunda) (Ludii 1) Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda) (Ludii 2) Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda) (Ludii 3) Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda) (Ludii 4) Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda) (Ludii 5) Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda) (Ludii 6) Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda) (Ludii 7) Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda) (Ludii 8) Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda) (Ludii 9) Reconstructed with Ludii
Chaturanga (Payagunda) (Ludii 10) Reconstructed with Ludii

Incomplete rulesets
Historical Information Rules from DLP evidence.



Ludeme Description

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Murray 1913: 66-67.

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



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