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Coward Chess

This is a rules file for Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules to. With Zillions-of-Games installed, this rules file will let you play this game against your computer.

In this Chess variant, 'The King is a Fink'*

Played as Normal Chess excepting that the King (renamed 'Coward') captures as usual, but otherwise moves a square only by switching places with an adjoining friend piece.  Normal distant Rook Castling rules still apply.

Includes 11 chess subvariants, from Zillions' Chess.zrf, plus its main variant.
*a saying from the Wizard of ID [TM] comics strip.

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By Ken Franklin.
Web page created: 2008-03-22. Web page last updated: 2008-03-22