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Straight from Edgar Rice Burroughs' imagination to your game shelf.




Described in Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Chessmen of Mars, Jetan is a chess-like game played by the natives of Barsoom (Mars,) representing battles between the Yellow and Black species of that world. The rules are open to interpretation and may even involve gambling.

NOTE: Instructions no longer come with this set. You'll have to search the web for how to play.

NOTE: Due to The Game Crafter discontinuing their boxes, this game is now published without a box.

Alternative pieces for this set are also available separately:

Jetan (pieces only)

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Average Rating 1 reviews
Publish Date August 03, 2014
Edition First
Department Games
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More Info Jetan web site

Why buy this?

  • A little bit of Martian culture right here on Earth
  • Taken straight from the pages of a literary classic
  • Can also be used to play International Checkers


  • This game does not come in a box.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


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