# Queens' Riddle (Read Carefully)

twilight2007
Posers and Puzzles 03 Jan '08 01:53
1. 03 Jan '08 01:531 edit
How many queens of the same color can you put on an standard chessboard so that none of them attack each other?

(Hint 1: The answer isn't 8.)
(Hint 2: Read the question very carefully.)

I might put the answer in 24 hours or when I feel like it. Someone will probably get the answer first though.
2. 03 Jan '08 03:29
uh 64? queens of the same color don't attack each other.
3. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
03 Jan '08 04:581 edit
Originally posted by twilight2007
How many queens of the same color can you put on an standard chessboard so that none of them attack each other?

(Hint 1: The answer isn't 8.)
(Hint 2: Read the question very carefully.)

I might put the answer in 24 hours or when I feel like it. Someone will probably get the answer first though.
64 with Kings off the board. 63 leaves room for one King, but in any game you can only have 9 Queens of the same color.

With both Kings, you need to make sure the position is legal. THAT'S where the problem could get interesting. I'm too lazy to do it.

Would you clarify exactly what you're asking? Do they have to arrive by legal game means? Do they have to look like a Queen or can they be pennies or upside down Rooks? If not, then the answer is 1 unless you have multiple sets.
4. skeeter
515 + 30 days
03 Jan '08 05:25
Originally posted by Coconut
uh 64? queens of the same color don't attack each other.
I'm in that camp.

Jesus wept

skeeter
5. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
03 Jan '08 10:191 edit
Actually, it depends on the size of the base of the Queen, and the size of the chessboard. Since we're not actually following Chess rules we don't have to put exactly one Queen per square.

Also depends if you can stack them up without them falling over.
6. celticcountry
03 Jan '08 11:38
64 Definative answer, It must be 64, because, A queen is never in a state of "Attacking " herself.
7. 03 Jan '08 11:42
Originally posted by celticcountry
64 Definative answer, It must be 64, because, A queen is never in a state of "Attacking " herself.
The answer "64 queens" implies that you have to obay some standard rules of chess, but not others. Why's that?

The question was "How many queens of the same color can you put on an standard chessboard so that none of them attack each other?" and no other rules are attached with the question - the answer must be something like "several hundreds if you pile them up".

Who says that there has to be maximum one queen per square?
8. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
03 Jan '08 22:101 edit
Originally posted by AThousandYoung
With both Kings, you need to make sure the position is legal. THAT'S where the problem could get interesting. I'm too lazy to do it.
If Queens of same color do not attack each other:

9. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
03 Jan '08 22:224 edits
Originally posted by AThousandYoung
With both Kings, you need to make sure the position is legal. THAT'S where the problem could get interesting. I'm too lazy to do it.
If we don't allow Queens to even 'observe' each other:

10. 03 Jan '08 23:43
16 just put a pawn buffer on all sides of them
11. 04 Jan '08 00:331 edit
Hmm, I guess I need to work on my puzzle-making and/or explanation skills. I guess I shouldn't have assumed that only one piece can be placed on each square and that the position didn't have to be legal.

The answer was 64.
12. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
04 Jan '08 06:39
Originally posted by twilight2007
Hmm, I guess I need to work on my puzzle-making and/or explanation skills. I guess I shouldn't have assumed that only one piece can be placed on each square and that the position didn't have to be legal.

The answer was 64.
It's the word 'attack' - only the rules of chess give the Queen the ability to 'attack' anything.
13. celticcountry
04 Jan '08 11:11
Originally posted by twilight2007
Hmm, I guess I need to work on my puzzle-making and/or explanation skills. I guess I shouldn't have assumed that only one piece can be placed on each square and that the position didn't have to be legal.

The answer was 64.
No my friend, your explanation skills need no fine tuning, A perfect puzzle cunningly constructed , it threw (almost) everyone off the correct trail.

You truly are a master of puzzles, I look forward to your next submission.

CC
14. 10 Jan '08 21:36
Originally posted by celticcountry
No my friend, your explanation skills need no fine tuning, A perfect puzzle cunningly constructed , it threw (almost) everyone off the correct trail.

You truly are a master of puzzles, I look forward to your next submission.

CC
You hit the nail on hte nail bro - hit the nail on the head
15. eldragonfly
leperchaun messiah
10 Jan '08 22:211 edit