Interesting Esoterica

Rithmomachia

Web page by Daniel U. Thibault and Michel Boutin
  • Published in 1984
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This complex chess-like game appeared in the western world around the year 1000. The game knew a great burst of popularity in the 15th century, because of some rules changes. When chess also saw its rules change (particularly when the Queen started to move in its modern fashion instead of its previous King-like motion), Rithmomachia started fading rapidly, at the close of the 16th century. The rules given here are those established in 1556 by Claude de Boissière, a Frenchman.

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Board,GURPS,Games,Medieval,Rithmomachia

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@online{item39,
	title = {Rithmomachia},
	author = {Daniel U. Thibault and Michel Boutin},
	url = {http://www.gamecabinet.com/rules/Rithmomachia.html},
	urldate = {2014-01-24},
	abstract = {This complex chess-like game appeared in the western world around the year 1000. The game knew a great burst of popularity in the 15th century, because of some rules changes. When chess also saw its rules change (particularly when the Queen started to move in its modern fashion instead of its previous King-like motion), Rithmomachia started fading rapidly, at the close of the 16th century. The rules given here are those established in 1556 by Claude de Boissière, a Frenchman.},
	comment = {},
	keywords = {Board,GURPS,Games,Medieval,Rithmomachia},
	collections = {games-to-play-with-friends,history},
	year = 1984
}