Promoting Rithmomachia in Canada, and around the world! Committed to rules codification, the promotion of tournaments, and the enjoyment of the game.
Rithmomachia Canada is working with individuals internationally to establish, and promote a standard set of rules.
Tournaments and Boards
Rithmomachia Canada is actively promoting tournaments in Canada and in Argentina. We are also in the process of creating a board for sale in early 2021.
A knowledge of the battle of numbers is a source of enjoyment and of profit.
John of Salisbury, Policraticus (1159)
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.