In this game, the computer places some Chess pieces in random positions on a chessboard, but does not show them as such. Instead their squares are marked, but you do not know which piece is which. Your job is to deduce which piece is on which square. You are given clues (hence the name!) in the form of numbers on some squares. These numbers represent the number of pieces attacking each square - i.e. those which could move to it according to the normal rules of Chess. The computer always generates exactly enough clues to solve the position. The shareware version of Detective Chess will generate an infinite number of such positions. Certain other options are also available - for example you can cause every square to be numbered, and the five squares not marked, or change the board size. For a small registration fee, further options can be activated - more pieces, non-standard pieces and others!
With a virtually unlimited number of puzzles, easy-to-use interface, and addictive premise, Detective Chess is definitely one of the best brainteasers Chess-related or notI have ever come across. If you are a fan of Chess puzzles or challenging brainteasers in general, you will love Detective Chess as much as I do. The registered version is will worth the $9.95 price tag, and you can even buy the game as part of many value bundles Bindweed is selling. Two thumbs up, way up!
|Average Rating:||7.68 [19 votes]|
|Software Copyright:||Gerry Quinn|
|More Info:||Mobygames | The Web|
|System Requirements:||Windows 95/98|
|If you like this game, try:||N-Knights & N-Queens, Fathom It!, Tiler's Torment|
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