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Ludus Equitum

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.

Implementation of Ludus Equitum. (This is not the official implementation mentioned on that page, but does work and follow the rules of the game.)

Push F5 key at the beginning to roll dice for first turn. Click the dice number if you want to skip that part of your turn. The dice numbers are 1,1,3,4,6,6 instead of 1,2,3,4,5,6 because 1 is same as 2 and 5 same as 6 in this game (the probabilities are still correct). Symbols for pieces match those in the official article but names are in English.

Requires Z_GenImg library.

Download Instructions

Instructions on downloading this Zillions file:

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By (zzo38) A. Black.
Web page created: 2011-03-09. Web page last updated: 2011-03-09