Rithmomachia Canada

Promoting Rithmomachia in Canada, and around the world!  Committed to rules codification, the promotion of tournaments, and the enjoyment of the game.

NEWS & Rules Codification

We are seeing increased international interest in the area of rules codification.   For those individuals who have used the rules followed by the Club Venezolano de Rithmomachia” or other clubs, we would love to hear from you.  Again, we would like to thank Dr.Tomás Guardia of Gonzaga University.   He has generously taken time to share documentation relating to rules that have been tested in multiple  tournaments. 

We will continue to work with individuals internationally to establish, and promote a standard set of rules.

Tournaments and Boards

Rithmomachia Canada is planning to promote tournaments in Canada and in Argentina (as soon as large groups can safely gather).   We are also in the process of creating various board designs for sale.

Our Store

We are pleased to see a significant increase in U.K. sales in 2021.  Our  “collection” of merchandise is being updated for “Summer 2021” and is now availible via Rithmomachia.Shop

Our team is continuing to work on expanding the range of products .  If there is something you are looking for that you cannot find, please let us know.  We can also create custom designs for special events (i.e. Rithmomachia World Championships 2021)


A knowledge of the battle of numbers is a source of enjoyment and of profit.  

John of SalisburyPolicraticus (1159)

Rithmomachia Canada

History of Rithmomachia

By the late 1600’s the game of Rithmomachia lost popularity across Europe. 

Originally created as a teaching aid for monastery schools in the 11th century, the game has had a very interesting history.  It has been referenced over the years by such people as John of Salisbury (see quote), Roger Bacon (Communia mathematica), and Sir Thomas More (Utopia). 

We will endeavour to provide links to interesting articles on the history of Rithmomachia on a monthly basis. Our communications team will promote this content through our Twitter account: @RithmomachiaC