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Lemurian 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.



Game by Joe Joyce, 2006

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


Set up is shown in above screenshot.


Pieces Shatranj style.

Some different pieces are ...

Sliding General - This piece is a combination of 2 guards. It slides 1 or 2 squares. It may not jump. It may change direction during its move.

It may not make a null move [move off and then back onto its starting square].  It captures by landing directly on an opposing piece and ending its turn.

War Elephant - This is a combination of ferz, alfil, and dabbabah. It may move 1 square diagonally; or jump 2 squares either orthogonally or diagonally.

It captures by landing directly on an opposing piece and ending its turn. This is a colorbound piece.



Usual rules, checkmate and reduce enemy to lone King win game. PLEASE NOTE -this zrf plays with pieces promoting to any lost piece only.

Download instructions

Instructions on downloading this Zillions file:

  • Download the .zip file
  • Extract the contents of the .zip file to your Zillions of Games folder
  • Be sure you have the "Use folder names" checkbox checked when you extract the files.

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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