Posted by: briellethefirst | January 1, 2014

Latrunculi and Petteia


The board doesn’t look like much. Sometimes the simplest games are the most fun to pull out and play…or the longest lasting. At least they can be drawn up any time you want to play.

Latrunculi and Petteia Board

Latrunculi and Petteia Board

Players: 2

Board:1

Pieces: 6 each for Latrnculi, 5 each for Peteia

Object: To wipe out the opponent’s pieces or trap them so they can’t move.

In Latrunculi the pieces are placed in the cells. Ignore the big central cell. Each player takes turns placing their pieces on the board. Capture is by interception. When a player puts a piece on each side of an opponent’s piece they can remove their opponent’s piece. Once all the players have entered all their pieces they can start moving their pieces as if they were rooks in Chess. The players keep moving and capturing their opponent’s pieces until one of them is out of pieces or is trapped and can no longer move.

In Pettiea the play is very much the same except that the pieces are placed on the points instead of in the cells. More than one piece may be captured at a time.

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