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Ludus Latrunculorum (Latrunculi)
Ruleset: Locus Ludi Seneca

Game

See the game Ludus Latrunculorum for more details.

Summary

Proposed by the Locus Ludi Project.

Description

These rules were proposed by the Locus Ludi project based on close analysis of Roman sources.

Rules

8x8 board. 20 pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing one of their pieces on the board. Captures cannot be made in the placement phase. Once all of the pieces have been placed, players alternate turns moving a piece orthogonally to an empty adjacent spot. A player's counter may hop over another of the player's counters, or over an opponent's counter which is trapped, provided the square on the opposite side of the counter is empty. Multiple hops are possible. Multiple moves back and forth of the same counter are not allowed. When two of a player's pieces surround an opponent's piece, the opponent's piece is trapped. On the corners, placing two pieces in the two orthogonally adjacent spaces traps an opponent's piece in the corner. A piece which is trapped cannot move and cannot be used to capture a piece. On the player's next turn, they remove the trapped piece of the opponent before they move. If one of the surrounding pieces is captured, a trapped piece is immediately freed. A piece moved in between two of the opponent's counters is not trapped. The game ends when one player is reduced to one counter or one player cannot make any legal moves. The player who captured the most counters wins.

Concepts

Browse all concepts for Locus Ludi Seneca here.

Reference

Locus Ludi

Other Rulesets

Scholarly rulesets
Schädler 1994 Proposed by Ulrich Schädler in 1994.
Schädler 2001 Rules proposed by Ulrich Schädler in 2001.
Locus Ludi Piso Rules proposed by the Locus Ludi Project.

Suggested rulesets
Museum Quintana Suggested by the Museum Quintana.
Falkener Suggested by E. Falkener.
Kowalski 10x11 Played on a 10x11 board suggested by W. Kowalski.
Kowalski 8x12 Played on an 8x12 board suggested by W. Kowalski.
Bell 8x7 Played on an 8x7 board as suggested by R. C. Bell.
Bell 8x8 Played on an 8x8 board as suggested by R. C. Bell.
6x6 (Seega Rules) 6x6 board with Seega rules.
6x6 (Kharebga Rules) 6x6 board with Kharebga rules.
6x7 (Seega Rules) 6x7 board with Seega rules.
6x7 (Kharebga Rules) 6x7 board with Kharebga rules.
6x8 (Seega Rules) 6x8 board with Seega rules.
6x8 (Kharebga Rules) 6x8 board with Kharebga rules.
7x8 (Seega Rules) 7x8 board with Seega rules.
7x8 (Kharebga Rules) 7x8 board with Kharebga rules.
8x8 (Seega Rules) 8x8 board with Seega rules.
8x8 (Kharebga Rules) 8x8 board with Kharebga rules.
8x9 (Seega Rules) 8x9 board with Seega rules.
8x9 (Kharebga Rules) 8x9 board with Kharebga rules.
10x10 (Seega Rules) 10x10 board with Seega rules.
10x10 (Kharebga Rules) 10x10 board with Kharebga rules.
11x16 (Seega Rules) 11x16 board with Seega rules.
11x16 (Kharebga Rules) 11x16 board with Kharebga rules.
9x10 (Seega Rules) 9x10 board with Seega rules.
9x10 (Kharebga Rules) 9x10 board with Kharebga rules.
11x12 (Seega Rules) Seega on an 11x12 board.
11x12 (Kharebga Rules) Kharebga rules on an 11x12 board.

Identifiers

DLP.GameRulesets.1588

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