University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Oblong Chess

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Instructor:
Simon de Spaldyng


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA98 February 3, 2018
Crs #:
617
Date:
Sat Feb 03
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
6/10
Room:
Hoffler220
Course Category:
Track:
No track assigned
Description
Oblong Chess is a Medieval Chess variant that was played in Persia from circa 850 to 1400. This version is a good introduction to Medieval Chess for players of modern (post-1490) chess. It is also a gentle introduction to the world of chess for those who have never played any form of chess before. The piece to be moved is determined by the throw of a die or pair of dice, which is a great equalizer of experts and novices. The game is played on an oblong board of 16 by 4 cells. The instructor will provide playing equipment for up to ten players: all participants will receive written instructions with the board design, to take home. This workshop will accommodate as many as ten participants.