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Chaturanga for four players. is a game information page. It is categorized as: Orthodox chess, .

This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Chaturanga for four players.. Oldest multiplayer chess variant. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)

Author: Hans L. Bodlaender.

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Scientists differ in their opinions what was the first variant of chess. Especially in the end of the 19th century, there were chess historians who believed that a variant of chess for four players, Chaturanga or Chaturaji, was the first variant. Two player variants would be, in this theory, formed by unifying two armies, replacing the second king by a different piece. The game is fun to play, with or without dice, although it seems a game of mostly luck and little skill when the game is played with dice.

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The board used for this game has 8 row(s), 8 column(s), 64 cells/squares.
This game is a 4 player game, with 2 players per team.
Invented in the year 600. [599-601]. [595-605].

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  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-01
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Chaturanga for Four. Ancient partnership game, sometimes said to be the. Author: Ed Friedlander.
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-03-13
 Author: M  Winther. 4-handed ShatranjThis item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-03-13
 Author: M  Winther.. 4-handed Shatranj. Author: M Winther.

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