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Stone Garden Chess. The animal statues in the stone garden came to life and attacked the two rival kings! With the help of a policeman each, they…. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Bob Greenwade wrote on Sun, Aug 27, 2023 12:45 AM UTC:

I like the Horse well enough to add it to my collection of Pawns:

The Index and Ox are an interesting pair. The word "index" actually comes from the Latin for the forefinger, as it's used to point and indicate something. An Index in a stone garden (or similar setting) would be a sign with arrows pointing various directions to show where other destinations can be found. So, the Index and Ox don't quite go together in their names the way they do in their moves.

I think you can relieve this my confusion (without changing the icons) by changing the Index's name to a bird, such as Kestrel or (my preference) Harrier. Such birds are not uncommon in statuary.

(Hint: I want to put those two in my collection as well! They have very interesting moves.)