background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System


Home Games Forum Downloads Concepts Contribute Tutorials Tournaments World Map About

Shatranj al-Jawarhiya (Limb chess)DLP Game   


Period Medieval

Region Western Asia

Category Reconstruction, Board, War, Chaturanga


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.


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

DLP Evidence

Ludeme Description

Shatranj al-Jawarhiya.lud


Browse all concepts for Shatranj al-Jawarhiya here.


Murray 1913: 343.

Evidence Map

1 pieces of evidence in total. Browse all evidence for Shatranj al-Jawarhiya here.

Click on any marker or highlighted region to view the evidence relating to it.
To view all regions, please select it from the category options below.

Evidence category:

Evidence coloured based on:

Map style:


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



     Contact Us

lkjh Maastricht University Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN Maastricht, Netherlands Funded by a €2m ERC Consolidator Grant (#771292) from the European Research Council