Ludus Latrunculorum Board Game (NEW OPTIONS AVAILABLE!)



We are now offering multiple versions of this game, and all pieces are decorated!

Ludus latrunculorum, (also known as latrunculi, or latrones) was “the game of the brigands” played throughout the Roman Empire. A two player predecessor of Chess and a cousin of Hnefatafl, the objectives of the game are to either capture all your opponent's regular pieces, or to capture your opponent's Dux, or king.
Our standard version comes with an 8 by 11 square setup, with 12 pieces per side: 11 regular pieces, and the Dux. We are now offering 8 by 8 and 8 by 12 versions, witha total of 25 pieces per side.
Gameplay is simple to learn, with captures being made with a flanking sort of action like in Hnefatafl. Pieces move straight any number of spaces in the rows or columns to their positions. A full list of rules is included as well as a cloth bag to store pieces in. Get it for the historian or game lover in you life today!

We are now offering multiple versions of this game, and all pieces are marked to work with Dr. Shädler's reconstruction as well!

Videos on how to play:

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Shipping & Policies

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions


Warning: Wooden items including wooden swords, wands, and other items can be dangerous if used improperly. Weapons should be used under the supervision of a trained martial artist. Broken items should never be used in practice or play, and should be replaced immediately as broken items can cause severe injury.

Liability Disclaimer

Disclaimer and Liability: Any and all purchases or interactions with this business warrant the acknowledgement of a waiver of Cloud Home Crafts, owners, employees, and associates, of any and all liability regarding products sold by Cloud Home Crafts, Cloud Industries and affiliate companies. This liability waiver includes but is not limited to mental or emotional harm and distress, physical injury of any sort, including bruising, scratches, cuts, loss of motor function, loss of teeth, eye injuries, allergic reactions, broken bones, internal injuries, and/or death, or any other related injury.

Has anyone ever hurt themselves with your wood swords or wands?

We have had no reported major injuries with our wooden weapons or wands, and we take extra precautions to insure that our products are designed in such a way to prevent injury. Bruising has occurred when products were used improperly, but larger injuries are possible since the wood swords and wands can be easily misused. Adult supervision is highly recommended at all times as well as supervision with a martial artist when items are used for contact sport or play. But if used properly, our products are very safe, and very fun. :)

Is The Wood Listed Really the Wood Used?

Yes, to the very best of our knowledge. We use 100% wood of different kinds for our wands. For example, if we say the wand is an Oak wand, it is made from Oak wood. Our wooden swords are made from pine unless otherwise specified.


My expectations were completely met. It is a beautiful board, and the quality is first rate. If I had any complete, it would be that the colour of the pieces is hard to differentiate. Nevertheless, it is beautiful, and well worth the five stars, or even more, if that were possible!

Very pretty game! Needed to pay some unexpected import taxes(Netherlands) But definitely worth it!

My Ludus Latrunculorum board is amazing!! Gorgeous board and pieces, will definitely be ordering from them again!

If you're looking for a Latrunculi board, THIS is currently it. I've only encountered a few on the market, all of them being "homemade," and this one has a decent design, isn't too expensive, and is great for playing anywhere. I will say, for the more picky people out there, that the board is made from plywood and doesn't sit even on surfaces. The board I received has a corner that is very noticeably NOT flat when playing at our table. Also, a few of the 50 token pieces that came with my 8-12 board were chipped, the staining on them isn't consistent, and one of my pieces had an issue with being etched wrong. However, the seller sent me 10 extra tokens when I contacted them about it and overall, this IS a GREAT product. It's not a perfect product but it's perfect for playing this game. We're already at 15+ hours of entertainment.

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