The Knight

by Lugia319
Remember the Knight's Tour? [More]
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Version 1.4
Date added: Aug 16 2011
Last updated: Jul 6 2012
Last played: Dec 21 2011
4 fans
Because I have an eternally outstanding hatred of Queens, I will often play queenless games (for me. The opponent has a choice). Due to this, I have to learn how to play Chess without a curb-stomp queen. This resulted in my developing the Knight.

This game is very similar to "The Knight's Tour," a mathematical puzzle from over a millennium ago. That's right, MATHEMATICAL PUZZLE FROM OVER A MILLENNIUM AGO! *cough* Anyway, I found out that it was called the Knight's Tour many many months after I found it on my calculator. I decided to revise the game a bit. In my game, the Knight CANNOT jump over obstacles. I did shove in "The Knight's Tour" (Where you can jump over obstacles) though.

Casual: Knight cannot jump over obstacles.
Classic: "The Knight's Tour." The Knight can jump over obstacles.

I should note that because Casual Mode is the actual game, (And that you can easily find the answer to Classic Mode) the Scores updates only after a Casual game has been completed. The maximum score for clasic mode is 63. The maximum score for Casual mode is unknown...

Latest Update:

- Casual Mode has been renamed to Classic Mode. The Knight's Tour mode is now called the Knight's Tour. This is to prevent confusion between game modes
- Attempted to clarify Classic rules EVEN FURTHER than I did before because people don't seem to get that you cannot move one step then two. It has to be two then one.

Coder - Lugia319 (Artemis)
- Also did work on medals. (Ace of the Board)
Icons - JoshuaRay202
Skin Images - Slic3y (Slice)
- Also did work on medals (Black Knight)

Recent Medals

Ace of the Board

Earned by Masterdarwin88
Oct 20 2011, 9:51 am

Ace of the Board

Earned by Slic3y
Oct 20 2011, 9:38 am


Lugia319: (Nov 29 2011, 8:45 am)
Perhaps you're right. I was trying to fit the mode name to "match" classic mode. I can rename it if you feel that it's too misleading.

On second thought, I could just not give it a name, and just call it the game itself (since it really is).
Forum_account: (Nov 29 2011, 8:09 am)
Maybe "casual" mode isn't the best name. I figured "casual" meant the rules would be simpler =)
Lugia319: (Nov 29 2011, 7:40 am)
In chess, the knight move is defined as follows:

"Two tiles along any axis and one tile along the axis perpendicular to the first."

The stipulation which causes confusion is that "the knight is airborne for the first two steps." So one would naturally conclude that two tiles left and one tile up is the same as one tile up and two tiles left. While the destination is the same, the path you take there is not the same, and the path is the actual "Knight Move."

Because you are not airborne for the first two steps along either axis (in casual mode), your second example would not permit you to move above the X.

The rules aren't inconsistent, perhaps I explained them poorly.

EDIT: The rules seem to have been explained poorly. I will modify them ASAP.
Forum_account: (Nov 29 2011, 6:07 am)
The casual mode rules appear to be inconsistent.



The K is the knight, X is a cracked tile, and o is a tile I can move to. In the first case I can move to tiles that are clearly on the other side of a cracked tile, but in the second case I can't move up one and left two even though the cracks aren't exactly in the way.
Masterdarwin88: (Oct 20 2011, 10:04 am)