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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Silvia M. G. Rodrigues.

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Silvia M. G. Rodrigues wrote on 2018-05-31 UTC

Hi Ben, thanks for your comments. I hope you will enjoy playing xodul!

In respect to the piece "guard", its movement as appears in xodul was my idea; so, I think it doesn't appear elsewhere like this. The inspiration was the guard of xiang-qi, but xodul's guards are different: in xiang-qi the guard is limited to the same zone during the whole game, whereas in xodul it can virtually be placed in any square of the board providing that it follows its rule at each movement.

The main year of this game invention was in fact 2011, as you picked:
- the website was registered in 1st july, 2011;
- the 1st tweet of xodul was published on 2nd july, 2011...

some details have been adjusted after that... the final version is of 20th december, 2017.

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