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It was last modified on: 1999-11-02
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Sting. A game where Kings can move like Grasshoppers in addition to their normal move. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Neal Turner wrote on 2006-04-11 UTC
Helsinki 11.4.2006
The Scorpion King seems to be a very powerful piece - having to guard not only the normal king's field but also but also any grasshopper flights will surely make mate difficult to achieve.
In Finland we've been playing with Grasshopper Kings (only grasshopper powers) with a lot of success. With the king being so weak it's possible that there is some kind of forced win straight from the opening, but it hasn't emerged yet.

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