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Atlantean Barroom Shatranj

This is a rules file for Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules to. With Zillions-of-Games installed, this rules file will let you play this game against your computer.

Atlantean Barroom Shatranj

Game by Joe Joyce, 2006

zrf by Christine.  See here for full info on the game.


Set up is shown in above screenshots.


Pieces Shatranj style pieces.

Some of them have the combined 'Dabbaba and Wazir' and 'Alfil and Fers' style moves like the pieces in Grand Shatranj.

King is unusual. It is called the 'Jumping King'. The royal piece. Moves as alfil or dababba. It may move 1 square or leap 2 squares orthogonally or diagonally


Checkmate or reduce enemy to lone King.

Please note, there are two zrf's in this release.

'Atlantean Barroom Shatranj' plays with pawn's having no first move double step.

'Atlantean Barroom Shatranj-a' plays with pawn's having a double step move and en passant.

Pawns promote to lost pieces in both zrf's.

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By Christine Bagley-Jones.

Last revised by Christine Bagley-Jones.

Web page created: 2021-04-03. Web page last updated: 2021-04-08