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Bodyguards and Assassins

by Hectate - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is a chess variant. It requires a chess/checkers board, 6 black pawns, 5 white pawns, and the white king. The submission consists of an SVG board with the necessary pieces and rules. The game could be played entirely in Inkscape (or another SVG editor), but a printable version is included as well. More details in the announcement post: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/2013/04/28/bodyguards-and-assassins-chess-variant/

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rimrul says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:41pm

well played hectate...

orange08 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:47pm

I clicked everywhere and I even tried using the arrow keys but nothing would move.

delfino says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:47pm

Neat idea, and as someone with a chessboard I can play it without printing anything out! Very minimalist in technology, I appreciate the non-video games as well. Good job! To me the toughest thing about these kind of games is getting a big enough sample to playtest for balancing

Xatulu says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:51pm

Interesting approach, good to see a non-video game- game! Interesting idea!

Pinkerator says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:06pm

Very original game idea :) "How" to play it

Dew says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:09pm

real games wow!

lanz says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:09pm

Nice idea and nice game. It's simple and fun. But I think there should be more bodyguards.

fullmontis says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:12pm

Really like the concept. You should really think about implementing this as an actual videogame why multiplayer if you can.

jolle says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:09pm

I'm conflicted. This is not a video game, but the rules actually doesn't state that it should be. It just sorts of assumes it. I'm mostly positive, though.

From a practical point of view, however, it's difficult for me to play test this :(

gmaker says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:40pm


IceCliff says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:53pm


May 1, 2013 @ 4:54pm

Nice! I was wondering how many people would make "unplugged" games.

Bloated Hippo says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:56pm

Pretty cool idea here.

nddrylliog says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:05pm

Played against myself (in Inkscape), white won :) Well played on the unplugged thingy.

Fnkee says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:42pm

Love it. Fun to see someone do boardgames for once!

Jarrett says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 11:48pm

Cool game :)

Lafolie says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 1:04pm


netmute says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 8:16pm

Very cool idea ;) Maybe make the king more powerful and give 1 or 2 assassins special abilities :)

Canobie says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 11:10pm


May 6, 2013 @ 7:52am


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