This is a rules file for Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules to. With Zillions-of-Games installed, this rules file will let you play this game against your computer.
Game by Joe Joyce in 2006
zrf by Christine. See here for full info on game
Set up for Grand Shatranj is shown in the above screenshots.
Pieces are typical Shatranj type with also interesting pieces that combines moves, for example ...
The 'Lightning Warmachine', moves twice as a dabbabah or wazir. It slides 1 or jumps 2 squares orthogonally, then may do either again. It also can move 1, 2, 3 or 4 squares. It must move in a straight line.
The 'Oliphant', moves twice as an alfil or ferz. It slides 1 or jumps 2 squares diagonally, and then may do either again. Thus it may move 1, 2, 3, or 4 squares. It must move in a straight line.
RulesRules are normal, checkmate and reduce enemy to lone King wins. PLEASE NOTE There are two zrf's in this release. 'Grand Shatranj' plays with pawns having no double-step option and promote on final two ranks to a captured piece only. 'Grand Shatranj-a' plays with pawns having double-step option and promote on final two ranks to a captured piece only.
Instructions on downloading this Zillions file:
- Download the .zip file
- Extract the contents of the .zip file to your Zillions of Games folder
- Be sure you have the "Use folder names" checkbox checked when you extract the files.
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By Christine Bagley-Jones.
Last revised by Christine Bagley-Jones.
Web page created: 2021-04-03. Web page last updated: 2021-04-08