With origins shrouded in the mystery of ancient Indian history, Chaturanga or Shaturanga is one of the oldest versions of Chess that has ever been found. Indeed it is possible that Chaturanga is the original version of Chess and all the modern two player variants all derive from it - although older two player Chess games have been found.
Regardless of the historical significance, the game is an interesting challenge for anyone who enjoys games as well as Chess afficionados looking for something different. It is played by 2, 3 or 4 players and although the pieces (Infantry, Calvalry, Elephant, Ship and Raja - King) move in a similar way to modern Chess pieces, which piece you move is chosen by the roll of a dice - which gives a totally new flavour to the game.
This version of the game comes in a well-made box that is designed to fit neatly on your bookshelf. The front of the box hinges open and is sealed with a magnet. Inside the box there is the cloth board, 4 sets of pieces in quality draw-string bags and a rules booklet.
Dimensions are 28 x 28 x 9cm (11 x 11 x 3.5 inches).
We're sorry but this product is discontinued. We are hoping to obtain a replacement soon.