Dave E. Smith send me information about this simple chess variant, which he read about in an old Apple Basic programming book, many years ago.
The game is played on a 7 by 7 board. Each player receives 14 knights, which are placed in his first two rows. So, the starting setup is:
The object of the game is to capture all the knights of the opponent.
RibbitSamuel J. Robberts asked about a very similar game, called Ribbit. This game may have been played in the middle ages. The main difference is that the game is played on an 8 by 8 board. The knights are called Frog here.
Text by David E. Smith and Hans L. Bodlaender.
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