A kind of mix between chess and go, Amazons was invented in 1988 by Walter Zamkauskas. It is played on a 10x10 board with 4 white amazons and 4 black amazons starting along the boundary of the board. Amazons move like chess queens, moving only over unoccupied squares, and after a move shoot an arrow to a square accessible by a queen move. That square is now occupied, and cannot be moved over or shot over. The last player to move wins.

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Chess Variants - Amazons
Detailed history of the game, description of rules, and an old (1995) copy of Michael Keller's Windows implementation.
Play-by-eMail Amazons
Play with 2 players from the standard starting position, or with 3-4 players with other starting positions.
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