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Ilustración del libro de ajedrez de Alfonso X el Sabio (1283)

Ilustración del libro de ajedrez de Alfonso X el Sabio (1283)

St. Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts: Four-season chess

Four Seasons Chess is an early attempt to configure chess for four players. This beautiful illustration comes from the century Book of Games, commissioned by Alfonso the Wise of Castile. Visit the site to find out how to play the game.

El Libro del grant acedrex y del acedrex de las diez casas.

Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts: Grande Acredex (medieval great chess)

El Castillo de los Templarios de Ponferrada será sede de un curso de verano sobre libros medievales | Universidad de León

El Castillo de los Templarios de Ponferrada será sede de un curso de verano sobre libros medievales | Universidad de León

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The passage of time (by Dmitry Shlykov)

The Libro de los Juegos, (Book of games), or Libro de acedrex, dados e tablas, (Book of chess, dice and tables, in Old Spanish) was commissioned by Alfonso X of Castile, Galicia and León and completed in his scriptorium in Toledo in 1283,[1][2] is an exemplary piece of Alfonso’s medieval literary legacy.

Folio 97 verso of the Libro de los juegos by Alfonso X, depicting the game of astronomical tables.

Блог про настольные игры - Gluckhaus \ Домик удачи--- gluckhaus game board from Bavaria 1583, English translation (via google) here:  http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://nastolki.livejournal.com/2922.html&prev=search

"""Glückshaus (House of Fortune) board from Upper German. Beech, painted with tempera and bismuth Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich""""

Grognards: Gli scacchi e le loro origini leggendariedi Giocab...

Grognards: Gli scacchi e le loro origini leggendariedi Giocab.

Chess - Islamic history of games and the invention of chess.

India is the birthplace of chess. The original word for “chess” is the Sanskrit chaturanga, meaning “four members of an army”—which were mostly likely elephants, horses, chariots, and foot soldiers.

Recreating Medieval Chess: from schachorum ludo to the queen’s chess by Carol Hamill

Recreating Medieval Chess: from schachorum ludo to the queen’s chess by Carol Hamill - link is dead, so I pulled up the Archive version.

Король с двумя beserkers

Lewis Chessmen Berserker, King and Warder from National Museums Scotland

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