Handmade tamerlane chess board


Handmade 'tamerlane' chess board. Please note this board is not suitable for play with standard pieces, but can only be played with pieces made for the tamerlane version of the game.

Tamerlane Chess is a strategic board game related to chess and shatranj. It was developed in Persia and was favored by the 14th century Turco-Mongol conqueror Timur the Lame (also known as "Tamerlane"), who thought regular (queen's) chess was not complex enough.

The board consists of a 10 by 11 unchecked pattern along with extra squares are called citadels. This version of chess has multiple types of pawn, and each one promotes itself based on the type of pawn, i.e. Pawn of Pils promotes to Pils (Elephant).

Pieces not included.