Simon de Spaldyng
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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.