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Game of Solomon

Period(s)

Modern

Categories

Board, War, Leaping, Draughts.

Description

Small draughts-like game invented by Martin Gardner on an unusual board.

Rules

Players take turns moving one of their pieces to an adjacent empty point, forwards or sideways. A piece can hop over an adjacent enemy piece to an empty point immeidately beyond it, forwards or sideways, and must do so if possible. Only one hope per turn is allowed. If a piece reaches the far point of the board, it is promoted to a king which can also move and hop backwards. Win by eliminating all enemy pieces. The game is drawn if both players are reduced to a single king.

Author

Martin Gardner

Publisher

Kadon Enterprises (http://www.gamepuzzles.com)

Creation date

1985

Ludeme Description

Game of Solomon.lud

Leaderboard

Game of Solomon

Reference ID

DLP.Game.541

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