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Palace Ninja Guards

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.

Object: To checkmate the opponent's King or if playing the variant, to checkmate or move your king into the opponent's palace to seize a sceptre!

The rules in this game are identical to chess, except that pawns can now promote to Ninja Guards if desired. The only new piece to the original orthodox chessmen is the ninja guard.

The Ninja Guard is a color bound piece that can move one or two steps diagonally. It can leap over a diagonally adjacent friendly piece to land exactly 2 squares away (a two-space diagonal leap). It can capture on any square it lands, and additionally it can can capture an enemy piece that is diagonally adjacent by jumping over it. It can capture two pieces that stand immediately adjacent in its path on a diagonal (the first diagonally adjacent to it, and the next, right after) by jumping over the first one and capturing the second piece on the square it lands.

(The zillions file was implemented by Douglas Silfen)

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By Charles Daniel.
Web page created: 2007-10-15. Web page last updated: 2007-10-15