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Draughts Abdication

Uneasy lies the piece that wears a crown.
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My younger daughter proposes this rule change to the game of draughts (U.S.-checkers).

If one (or more) of your pieces has become a king (i.e., has reached the far row and been doubled up to indicate that it can now move backward as well as forward)
then, *instead of* making a normal move, you may transfer that doubling-up piece (that marks a king) to another of your pieces which is not already a king, and which may have a greater need for it.

Of course, you can always reverse this transfer on a later turn.

pertinax, Nov 27 2008

The chess equivalent Usurp_20Chess
Makes for an interesting variant. [theleopard, Dec 01 2008]

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       I'd call it a coup d'etat, rather than an abdication, and the piece that reached the other side must be removed from the board. Power is rarely transferred peacefully in a monarchy with a living ex-sovereign.
snoyes, Nov 27 2008
  

       //It could interfere too much with the 'must take' rule, which is often used to good effect to remove opponents' newly crowned kings.//   

       Just say that if you are in a 'must take' situation, you can't abdicate that turn.   

       There should also be a rule along the lines of 'if you abdicate on one turn, you are obliged to move a piece, rather than abdicate again, on the next turn' to prevent someone drawing by abdicating turn after turn if they have one king and one normal pieces left.   

       [+] for the same reasons as [boysparks]
imaginality, Nov 28 2008
  

       any rule a kid thinks up for an old game is reason for joy
pashute, Aug 28 2016
  

       /any rule a kid thinks up for an old game is reason for joy/   

       right on pashute! And it is joy on many levels: for what was, what is and what promises to be.
bungston, Aug 29 2016
  

       //what promises to be//   

       She's just had her first paper published in Nature. I know this isn't really the right place to post this sort of boasting, but I'm very proud of her.
pertinax, Apr 20 2024
  

       Cool.   


 

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