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Shatranj al-Jawarhiya (Limb chess)

Period(s)

Medieval

Region(s)

Western Asia

Description

Shatranj al-Jawarhiya is an incompleterly explained game from Al-Masudi's Murūj aḏ-Ḏahab wa-Maʿādin al-Jawhar (Meadows of Gold and Mines of Gems), where it is described alongside other games similar to Shatranj.

Rules

8x7 board. Six pieces per player: Mouth, Eye, Ear, Hand, Foot, Heart.

DLP Evidence

Reference

Murray 1913: 343.

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Sources

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

Identifiers

DLP.Game.290

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