List of all variants Amazons forum
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FatPhil at 2011-09-22
Does anyone have (or can we build) a list of Amazons variants?
Christian K at 2012-07-14
I’ve never heard of any. But one that comes to mind would be shooting more than one shot every time you move. Or also allowing each peice to move like a knight in chess (in adition to the usual queen like movement).
You could also do it so that every time you move along a path, you place a stone on very space in that path (instead of shooting).
FatPhil at 2012-07-14
There was a call for suggestions for variants many years back. One variant I invented was ‘suicide bomber’ amazons. instead of your move, you can blow yourself up, and take everything next to you out too.
There were weird ones where you were obliged to either move as far as possible in your chosen direction, and another where you were obliged to fire as far as possible in your chosen direction. Some even played trials of these variants, as it just requires remembering that you have that obligation (which is what the private message is useful for). They were quirky, and weren’t as organic as the original.
halladba at 2012-07-14
Monkey Trap by Christian Freeling can also be seen as a variant of Amazons. It is described in the hidden blog, IIRC.
jugular ★ at 2013-09-30
TWRS is not dissimilar and playing on a Hex grid is an obvious variant.
Tasmanian Devil at 2013-10-01
Off the top of my head I might like to suggest two variants (which I may have suggested in the older thread as well):
1. Movement optional, arrow firing compulsory.
2. Each square has room for two arrows, and you can jump/fire across a square with only one arrow.
mouchet patrick at 2014-05-13
More than ten years ago a variant called Centaurs has been devised by an Irish player. Rules are as with Amazons, but the pieces (the centaurs) may fire an arrow from any square along their moving path. With a 10x10 board the game is much like amazons, but new features appear with larger boards. It’s very interesting with a 14x14 board provided that 8 pieces instead of 4 each side are used.