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Intrigue. Players each select a pawn which holds the king's secret position.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2007-09-28 UTCGood ★★★★
'ghi' We just mentioned Ralph Betza's Wand of Invisibility. In Intrique each King is 'invisible' to the other side initially (in a little similarity to Kriegspiel). Here one Pawn alone is the 'Informer' possessing the location of that side's King. 'A King which appears on top of the opposing King wins the game', as well as other and more or less normal ways to win. When a King appears by the Informer's being captured, any piece/pawn black or white that is presently on the King's revealed location, is immediately 'captured' and removed, so the game continues. Nice orderly Mutator about on the level of MWinter's recent Reformed Chess for Pawns' Swapping or RBetza's very 12 Wands for Pawns(Invisibility is the 13th of the Wand-Mutators).