- Wooden board with vinyl playing surface
- Lovely playing pieces with excellent detail
- Board features storage drawer on the rear for the pieces
- Instructions included in English
With origins shrouded in the mystery of ancient Indian history, Chaturanga or Shaturanga is one of the oldest versions of Chess that has ever been found. Indeed it is possible that Chaturanga is the original version of Chess and all the modern two player variants all derive from it but historians continue to argue about this....
Regardless of the historical significance, the game is an interesting challenge for anyone who enjoys games as well as Chess aficionados looking for something different. It is played by 2, 3 or 4 players and although the pieces (Infantry, Calvalry, Elephant, Ship and Raja - King) move in a similar way to modern Chess pieces, which piece you move is chosen by the roll of a dice - which gives a totally new flavour to the game.
A good size wooden board with vinyl playing surface. Nicely decorated with integral rear storage tray for the playing pieces.
The playing pieces are roughly decorated giving them a rustic, authentic feel and design. Instructions are included from Masters Traditional Games in English and cover both the original game played with dice and a later version more akin to standard chess played without dice.
This game is hand made by a small artisan craftshop in Spain. Each game is very slightly different - the pieces are not always uniform and and the wood has a colour-washed finish that is designed to give it a vintage look. This is not to everyone's taste so please do scrutinise the pictures before ordering.
41 x 31 x 4.5cm