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Chess

Period

Modern

Region

Worldwide

Description

Ultimately originates from Indian "chatauranga," arrived in Western Europe during the Middle Ages via the Islamic World. Modern Chess appeared sometimes during the 14th or 15th Century, when the vizier piece was replaced by the Queen. Played on an 8x8 board with pieces with specialized moves: Pawns (8): can move one space forward Rooks (2): can move any number of spaces orthogonally Bishops (2): can move any number of spaces diagonally Knight (2): moves in an direction, one space orthogonally with one space forward diagonally Queens (1): can move any number of spaces orthogonally or diagonally Kings (1): can move one space orthogonally or diagonally Players capture pieces by moving onto a space occupied by an opponent's piece. Player wins when they capture the other player's king.

Ludeme Description

Chess.lud

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