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It was last modified on: 2001-03-01
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Bruce  Harper. Bombalot. Bombs can wipe out most pieces on the board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kathleen Moore wrote on 2015-08-11 UTC
On spread of play, and variation: Bombalot showed up at the Edmonton SF fan club about 1983-84, probably brought from TRIUMF by a physics student, and was all the rage for a few years. Variances implemented as of that outbreak: twekes only jump once in their turn; co-ordinators move strictly as per knights (easy to accidentally destroy your own pieces at their first move!); "dirty win" -- be the first to make it impossible for your opponent to achieve a "clean" win, by eliminating at least 15 of their pieces A couple of the local players worked out a sequence of moves that would end in 30 of the 32 pieces being eliminated all at once. -- Kathleen Moore ([email protected])