Ivory shatar displayed in Hulun Buir National Museum
Ivory shatar displayed in Hulun Buir National Museum

Shatar (Mongolian: ᠮᠣᠩᠭᠣᠯ ᠰᠢᠲᠠᠷ᠎ᠠ Monggol sitar-a, "Mongolian shatranj"; a.k.a. shatar) and hiashatar are two chess variants played in Mongolia.

Game rules

The rules are similar to standard chess; the differences being that:[1]

Hiashatar

Main article: Hiashatar

Hiashatar is a medieval chess variant played in Mongolia that is not as popular as shatar. The game is played on a 10×10 board. The pieces are the same as in shatar with the following exceptions:

Notes

  1. ^ "Shatar".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g 彭楚克林青 (December 2006). 蒙古象棋 (in Chinese). China: 鄂爾多斯學研究會.
  3. ^ "Mongolian Chess". www.geocities.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2022.

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