Originally posted by MarinkatombBecause they'd escape the board, weave their web above your bed, and drop on your head just as you were trying to fall asleep, thus checkmating you.
...But not spiders? Looking at the way the knight moves, wouldn't it be better if they were a spider? 😕
Originally posted by wolfgang59Bishops were elephants, rooks were chariots - that's why they go that fast. As that Pikiwedia article notes, in the four-player version, the rooks, not the bishops, were boats; but I've read no source which takes Piki's theory that one was the origin of the two-player game seriously any more. Everybody now agrees that it was the other way 'round.
I thought rooks were originally elephants?
Bishops were boats.