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Queens or Castles. Missing description (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-07-06 UTC
Michael: To answer your question, 'Do the Queeen's starting squares need
to be empty for the synergism move?

Yes.  Because synergism [which allows a player to exchange 2 of his Queens
for 4 Rooks] does two things: (1)it replaces each of 2 Queens with a
Rook and (2) it adds a Rook to each of the Queens’ original starting

Note:  L.L. Smith's nice Zillions .zrf of this game lets you practice
synergisms and the program will perform them too.

Thanks for the question.