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Ludus Latrunculorum (Latrunculi)
Ruleset: Kowalski 8x12

Game

See the game Ludus Latrunculorum for more details.

Summary

Played on an 8x12 board suggested by W. Kowalski.

Description

This ruleset is suggested by Kowalski, who includes the "dux" piece. The evidence for the existence of a dux piece in Ludus Latrunculorum comes from the assumption that is is related to Hnefatafl, and from one ambiguous archaeological find.

Rules

8x12 board. Each player has twelve pieces and a dux. In the starting array the pieces fill the first rank and the dux stands on the second, on the square just to the right of the center line (from each player's point of view).
Pieces move orthogonally at any distance.
A piece is captured if the enemy places a piece adjacent to it on each side in an orthogonal line.
If a piece is moved voluntarily between two enemy pieces, it is not captured.
A piece in a corner is captured if the opponent places pieces on the two squares adjacent to the corner.
The dux cannot be captured. It is immobilized if blocked on all four sides. Play continues until one player cannot move, and so loses.

Concepts

Browse all concepts for Kowalski 8x12 here.

Reference

Internet Archive

Other Rulesets

Scholarly rulesets
Schädler 1994 Proposed by Ulrich Schädler in 1994.
Schädler 2001 Rules proposed by Ulrich Schädler in 2001.
Locus Ludi Seneca Proposed by the Locus Ludi Project.
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.
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.539

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