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Chaturaji (Four-Handed Chess)
Ruleset: Historical Information


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Medieval, Modern


Rules from DLP evidence.


Rules as determined from the DLP evidence.


8x8 board. Four players. One die. Four pawns, one ship, one horse, one elephant, and one king per player. The king moves one square in any direction. Pawns move one square forward, and capture one square forward diagonally. Horses move three squares diagonally. Ships move two squares diagonally. The Elephant moves any number of squares orthogonally. Moves are determined by dice roll: 5= pawn or king, 4= elephant, 3= horse, 2= ship. Captures are made by moving onto the space occupied by an opponent's piece. Points are awarded based on captures. The player who accumulates the most points wins.


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DLP evidence.

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