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Goatsuckers. Small modern shogi variant on 5 by 5 board. (5x5, Cells: 25) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-06-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Kendell Craig and Patricia Hernandez came up with Goatsuckers seven years ago. Capture the Goat or form three in a row within the Crop Circle. Cabras can only be captured by Chupacabras. The inventors cite Knight-Tac-Toe, Five-Star Chess, and Tic-Tac Chess, in the time when even casual designers had self-respect to find their place in the movement. Nicely creative, but one suspects some cook on only 5x5.

Ed Friedlander wrote on 2003-05-25 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Of course, that is only in the version 'with checks.' Also, perhaps three-in-a-row along the rank nearest your home rank might not count as a win?

Ed Friedlander wrote on 2003-05-25 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This is nice. I have a couple of questions. In any version, may the goat move onto a square under attack by a goatsucker if this completes three-in-a-row? In the butting version, can a goat move onto a square under attack by a goatsucker if this results in pushing the enemy goat off the edge of the board?

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