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Zillions of Games file for Hydra Chess


Objective: Checkmate your opponent's King.
According to Greek mythology, the Hydra was a beast with seven heads. Whenever someone cut off one of the heads, it quickly grew back. If you capture one of your opponent's pieces in Hydra Chess, your opponent may reinsert it, but it will change into a piece of less value: Pawn < Knight < Bishop < Rook < Queen. Hence Pawns are lost immediately and do now grow back.
To reinstate a piece, just click an empty square of the board.
In the default variant, up to sixteen captured pieces can be stored.
In the Swap Variant, only one captured piece will be stored.
This game originally posted in the Zillions of Games site,;id=51



Download Instructions

The ZRF file and its accompanying graphics are bundled together in a .zip file. These will work with Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules and graphics for.

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Hydra Chess is a Zillions-of-Games file. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, Orthodox chess set but with different capturing rules.

By Karl Scherer.