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SurakartaSurakarta


Origin

Description

Objective

How the game goes on

Moves

Capturing

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Surakarta: Image of the game

Origin

This is a traditional board game from Java Island; the name of the game comes from the city who was the more important in the island.

Description

The board has six horizontal and six vertical lines. The joints of the four external bars are linked by circular lines as shown in the image.

The two opponents that take part in the game sit opposite each other. Each of them has 12 pieces placed on the joints in the two nearest horizontal lines.

At the start of the game the board looks like this:

Objective

The purpose of the game is to capture all the opponent´s pieces.

How the game goes on

Moves

Each player makes one move by turn.

The pieces have to be moved in any direction (vertically, horzontally or diagonally) between two adjacent joints; the destination joint must be empty. So, pieces are moved like kings in chess.

Capturing

Captures are made by moving a piece along one of the lines and landing on the joint occupied by the captured piece.

During the trip the capturing piece must round at least along one of the eight curves of the board.

The route must be free: the capturing piece cannot jump over any of the pieces placed on the board. Anyway, after rounding some of the curves, the capturing piece may pass during the trip over the previously occupied joint.

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