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Piece Promotion Games 2

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.

*** Piece Promotion Games 2 *** invented by cherry late 2005, released late february 2006 *** thanks to creators of zillions and chessvariants site UPDATED MAY 2011 to improve gameplay. (lower piece density, better placement of pieces, easy promotional rules and more fun pawn promotion, i.e. pawn-> fers-> wazir-> dabbaba-> wazaba. added another board graphic, non-checkered style. 'Piece Promotion Games 2' is played on a 10x10 board, with pieces promoting in the final 3 ranks. There are 4 armies, with 10 variants. There are 6 leaper variants, 2 chaturanga variants, 1 shogi variants and 1 shatranj elephants variant. Descriptions below. * Chaturanga: Dabbaba promotes to Wazaba (dabbaba/wazir), Elephant promotes to Ferfil (alfil/fers). Knights do not promote. Pawns promote down a promotional line, pawn-> fers-> wazir-> dabbaba-> wazaba. There is also a variant that plays with the Zurafa, which is the Giraffe from 'Tamerlane Chess' (Timur's Chess). * Leapers: Plays with pieces like the Squirrel, Gnu, Gazelle, Bison and Buffalo (not all together). Pawns promote down a promotional line i.e. pawn-> fers-> wazir-> dabbaba-> wazaba. Zebra, Giraffe and Camel promote to Knight. Strong pieces like Squirrel and Gazelle etc do not promote. * Shogi: Lots of fun, pieces promote similiar to the way they do in shogi. Plays with western pawns. Pawns promote to Silver General -> Gold General. * ShatranjElephants: ShatranjElephants are pieces that can move one square in all directions and can capture 1 square in certain directions. RollingElephant, DrunkElephant and ButterflyElephant promote to a General (moves 1 square all directions). Pawns promote down promotional line same as Chaturanga/Leaper variants. best chess site in the world: chessvariants site. thanks to zillions of games. ===========================================================================

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Web page created: 2006-02-25. Web page last updated: 2011-05-21