[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Tamerlane chess: ms 7322 version. Information on historic variant of Tamerlane chess. (11x10, Cells: 112) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Actina Ontorres wrote on 2015-06-07 UTCYou can print a Tamerlane Chess set here: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/chessexotic Garth Wallace wrote on 2014-12-04 UTCDo you know if anyone has translated those descriptions? John Ayer wrote on 2014-11-16 UTCNo playing sets survive. The original accounts contain remarks about the shapes of a few pieces. Garth Wallace wrote on 2014-11-13 UTCAre there any surviving sets for Tamerlane Chess, or is the game known only from descriptions in manuscripts? Does anyone know what the pieces looked like? Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2006-09-29 UTCThe board with the illustrations is a little different from the diagram in Arabic script; namely, the bull pawn and the elephant pawn are switched. And, the word 'lakham' is represented by a crocodile in the diagram. I looked it up in a dictionary and it says it is an old word for sharks, with no mention of crocodiles. I am not sure about this, so I'll see what it means in an old dictionary sometime later. If the whole manuscript is scanned and posted I can help to translate the rules of the game and the movements of pieces. John Lawson wrote on 2005-02-21 UTC'ms' stands for 'manuscript', i.e. a handwritten book. MS 7322 is a particular manuscript, catalogue number 7322, in the collection of the British Museum. It is referenced in Murray's 'History of Chess'. Mason Green wrote on 2005-02-21 UTCDoes anybody know why it's called 'ms 7732'? I know the 'ms' doesn't stand for Microsoft or multiple sclerosis, but I don't know what it really stands for. 7 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.