Ludus Latrunculorum

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    Ludus Latrunculorum

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    Ludus Latrunculorum is a strategy board game practiced by the ancient Romans, we found some descriptions in Latin literature. It can be considered an ancestor of chess or checkers, rules are lost and have been imagined based on information found. The game consists of a king and pawns. Applied rules: Movement: king and pawns move horizontally and vertically without being able to jump over other pieces. Conditions of victory: You win by capturing all the opponent's pieces or by blocking the opponent's king on 4 sides. Conditions of capture, a pawn is captured if it is surrounded by 2 opposite sides by opponent, if the pawn is in the corner, can be captured by occupying the 2 sides free.

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    Ruby J. Scheme

    by Ruby J. Scheme

    Sep 19, 2017  |  "Poor"

    The AI is too easy to beat.

    John Doe

    by John Doe

    Jun 14, 2015  |  "Great"

    Should have option to change color of board and/or pieces. Also really needs option to play second with computer

    Sam Ainsworth

    by Sam Ainsworth

    Jan 02, 2015  |  "Great"

    No idea how to play and it is ferry confusing but is fun to play multiplayer

    Quentin Christensen

    by Quentin Christensen

    Jan 17, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    Would love a paid add free version

    Monica Munx

    by Monica Munx

    Sep 25, 2013  |  "Awesome"

    Challenging and fun game

    Raphael Avital

    by Raphael Avital

    Dec 31, 2012  |  "Great"

    One rule that is not implemented: The "king" can move in any "orthogonal" direction (up, down, left, right, NOT diagonally), but unlike the pawns, it should be able to move ONLY by one square. On the plus side, it does have the option for a 8x12 board, which was one of the variations of the game back in antiquity. Not sure about the earlier comment that it is slow to think. Seems pretty fast o