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Laska (1911)

Average Rating: 6.92/10
Board Game Rank: 4600
Abstract Game Rank: 197
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Year Published
1911
# of Players
2
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Best with 2 players
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Playing Time
30 minutes
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8 and up
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Laska
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World Chess Champion Emanuel Lasker developed Laska (a.k.a. Lasca), a variant of the Checkers Family, in 1911. The game board and play resembles that of Checkers, but captured pieces remain on the board and can possibly be freed later in the game.

Each player starts the game on the 7x7 board with eleven soldiers. On a turn, a player moves one soldier diagonally forward one space. If a capture is available, then the player must make that capture, trapping the captured piece underneath the capturing one; if the newly captured piece had previously had one or more pieces underneath it, then those pieces are now free to move in future turns. If a soldier reaches the opponent's back row, it's flipped and promoted to an officer, which can move diagonally in all directions. The game continues until either a player can't move or a player has no pieces remaining on the board. In both cases, this player loses the game.

Laska was influenced by Bashni.

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Lasca
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Game Crafter Mat edition
Publisher: The Game Crafter, LLC
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Year: 2014
Size: 10.70 x 10.70 x 1.65 inches
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Release Date: Aug 15, 2014
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Publisher: The Game Crafter, LLC
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Year: 2013
Size: 10.70 x 10.70 x 1.65 inches
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Release Date: Aug 26, 2013
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English 2013 edition (deluxe acrylic)
Publisher: nestorgames
Artist: Néstor Romeral Andrés
Year: 2013
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Release Date: Aug 27, 2013
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German third edition
Publisher: F.X. Schmid
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Year: 1973
Size: 11.81 x 8.66 x 2.36 inches
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Publisher: F.X. Schmid
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Year: 1973
Product Code: 71200.9
Size: 11.81 x 8.66 x 2.36 inches
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This is the original file from which I made a Game Crafter edition of Lasca, provided here so that others may adapt to other printers, such as SuperiorPOD. To use with TGC, the file had to be lightened so as not to print too darkly.
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11 Emanuel Lasker`s 1911 brochure and rules
The first document about the game, published by designer and Chess World Champion Emanuel Lasker in 1911 including rules, sample games and puzzles.
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Lasca board
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5 Laska -- A dozen moves --annotated.PNG
Laska: first 12 moves of a game illustrating rules with annotation unreadable in jpg
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 4600
Abstract Game Rank: 197
Num Ratings: 71
Average Rating: 6.92
Standard Deviation: 1.47
Num Views: 18587
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.7
Fans: 10
Personal Comments: 33
Users Owning: 114
Users Wanting: 9
Users Trading: 5 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 137
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