The King

The King is the most important character. As I mentioned, lose your King and you've had it; the game is over. Kaput. Finished. Done. Over. You can lose any other piece and the game continues, but lose your King, and you can go watch television.

So let's think of a King. What words would you use to describe him?


Do you see a crown on his head? A cape? Maybe. A throne? That's up to you.

Now the King ain't the type to go gallivanting around. I mean he'll fight if he has to, but by and large, he stays close to home and lets the others do the fighting for him. He just wants to be protected. Certainly, as King, he can go in any direction, but not too far. And so the King moves one box at a time in any direction.

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