Informational Site NetworkInformational Site Network
Privacy
 
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


THE TWO ROOKS.





(Puzzle Games.)
This is a puzzle game for two players. Each player has a single rook.
The first player places his rook on any square of the board that he may
choose to select, and then the second player does the same. They now
play in turn, the point of each play being to capture the opponent's
rook. But in this game you cannot play through a line of attack without
being captured. That is to say, if in the diagram it is Black's turn to
play, he cannot move his rook to his king's knight's square, or to his
king's rook's square, because he would enter the "line of fire" when
passing his king's bishop's square. For the same reason he cannot move
to his queen's rook's seventh or eighth squares. Now, the game can never
end in a draw. Sooner or later one of the rooks must fall, unless, of
course, both players commit the absurdity of not trying to win. The
trick of winning is ridiculously simple when you know it. Can you solve
the puzzle?


Read Answer





Next: PUSS IN THE CORNER.

Previous: THE PEBBLE GAME.



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

Bishops--guarded.
Chessboard Problems
Who Was First?
Unclassified Problems.
Catching The Mice.
Moving Counter Problem
The English Tour
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
Boards With An Odd Number Of Squares.
Chessboard Problems
The Five Tea Tins
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
Lions And Crowns.
Chessboard Problems
Catching The Hogs
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
Under The Mistletoe Bough
THE SQUIRE'S CHRISTMAS PUZZLE PARTY
The Sheepfold.
Patchwork Puzzles
The Weaver's Puzzle
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
A Lodging-house Difficulty.
Moving Counter Problem
Chequered Board Divisions.
Chessboard Problems
Hannah's Puzzle.
Unicursal and Route Problems
The Cyclists' Feast.
Money Puzzles