PLAY WHAT THE ROMANS PLAYED, on your iPhone/iPod Touch.It is the year 20 BC. Emperor Augustus has brought peace to a young Roman Empire. Two friends sit upon the steps outside the amphitheatre, locked in concentration over a stone board upon which glass pieces have been placed, trying to gain an advantage over one another. Theyre playing Ludas Latrunculorum, a game already hundreds of years old, which enjoys a high level of popularity within the Empire. Now you can play what the Romans played on your iPhone/iPod Touch. Using the latest in Artificial Intelligence, weve recreated this ancient game for your enjoyment.Rules:* The initial board configuration is automatically set-up by the computer.* Black moves first.* Players alternate turns during which a single piece of the player's own colour is moved.* Pieces may move horizontally or vertically any number of spaces (like Chess rooks).* A single stone is captured if it is surrounded on two opposite sides by pieces of the opposing colour.* The outside walls cannot be used to capture pieces.* A stone in the corner is captured by two stones of the opposing colour placed across the corner.* Multiple stones can be captured along a line.* If a player moves into position to capture a line of several opposing pieces which includes the Dux, the Dux is not taken but the other pieces are.* The Dux cannot be captured, but can be immobilized by being surrounded on all four sides.* The first player to immobilize the enemy Dux wins.* The Dux is immobilized if it is blocked by an enemy stone such that it has no place left to move.* If the game stalemates, the player with the most captured enemy stones wins.* The game ends when 30 moves are made without a capture, with the player with the most pieces remaining on the board declared the winner.
|File Size||1.05 MB|
|System Requirements||Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch., Requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later., iTunes account required|