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How to play Chaturanga, Chess , Draughts & Othello

Draughts, also known as Checkers in North America, is a game derived from an ancient Egyptian game called Alquerque. The game was created in Europe using the chess board and has several variants.

Game Type: Strategy

No. of Players: 2

Play Pieces:12 PAWNS FOR EACH PLAYER + Extra pawns for Kings



Chaturanga literally means 4 angas or limbs, which are symbolically represented by the 4 branches of an army - elephant (minister), horse, ship & soldiers. The game developed during the gupta period, came to be known as Shatranj and later as Chess. Chaturanga is believed to be the common ancestor of chess, shogi, makruk, xiangqi and janggi games.

Game Type: STRATEGY/

No. of Players: 2-4

Play Pieces: 8 PAWNS FOR EACH PLAYER, DICE



Historically chess and all it's varients have illustrated battlefield tatics and fall into the category of war games. Chaturanga, believed to be the common ancestor of the games of chess, shogi, sittuyin and xiangqi, was conceived in India during the Chandragupta Maurya period (6th C BCE), while the game of chess as it exists today, emerged in southern Europe towards the end of the 15th century.

Game Type: STRATEGY/

No. of Players: 2

Play Pieces: 16 PAWNS FOR EACH PLAYER



Othello, invented in 1968 by Goro Hasegawa of Japan, derives its name from a Shakespearean play. This game is often confused with Reversi, a game from the victorian era, which differs only slightly in game play.

Game Type: STRATEGY

No. of Players: 2

Play Pieces: 60 PAWNS FOR EACH PLAYER



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