The Sixteen Soldiers

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The Sixteen Soldiers



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  • Materials: Wood

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The Sixteen Soldiers is played in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and parts of India.

This game has a unique game board and game pieces setup, with each player having 16 soldiers.

The players move alternately and all soldiers can move in any direction along the lines of the game board.

The Alquerque jump is used to capture an opponent’s piece.The player capturing all the opposing soldiers wins the game. Multiple captures are allowed by a series of jumps.


Each board is made of 11-ply premium ¾" (1.895 cm) thick Birch plywood for long-term durability. Since wood is a natural product, each board has a unique grain making it one-of-a-kind. The boards are sold as stained. The stained boards are satin clear-coated for maximum protection and easy cleaning. Each game comes with two sets of distinctly colored game pieces as well as detailed rules and how-to-play instructions booklet. The colors of game pieces are subject to availability.

Dimensions: 31.375" X 23.375", 79.7 cm X 59.4 cm
Average Weight: 8.70 lbs, 3.94 kgs
Board Stain Color: Dark Walnut

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