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Shatranj of Troy is a Zillions-of-Games file. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, Large board, In a category all its own. This item is located on a site outside of

Shatranj of TroyA Zillions-of-Games file
. A Shatranj variant with Shogi-like drops, a Trojan Horse (with 6 pieces inside).

Author: Larry L. Smith. Inventor: Gary K. Gifford.


Shatranj of Troy is played on a 9x9 field. Each player starts the game with a TROJAN HORSE which carries a FERZ, WAZIR, ELEPHANT, CAMEL, KNIGHT and ROOK.

Captured pieces become the property of the captor and may be dropped on a vacant cell of the playing field as a move. PAWNs may not be dropped on the last rank.

When a TROJAN HORSE is captured, its cargo may then become the property of the captor. The specific cargo of a TROJAN HORSE will be noted by the color of the `T` in its graphic.

The game is won by checkmating the opponent KING. A player left with only the KING loses the game.


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The board used for this game has 9 row(s), 9 column(s), 81 cells/squares.
This game is a 2 player game.
Invented in the year 2005. [2004-2006]. [2000-2010].

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