Play a novel approach

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From: Supervise the New Game

Where to start? This pawn? Or how about this knight?

Game Instructions: This will gain a point of Positional Advantages or a point of Strategic Weaknesses, depending on whether you succeed.

Unlocked with Progress on the Board, Colour at the Chessboard exactly 1

Challenge information

Narrow, A Player of Chess 2 (50% base)

  • 0 - high-risk (30%)
  • 1 - tough (40%)
  • 2 - very chancy (50%)
  • 3 - chancy (60%)
  • 4 - modest (70%)
  • 5 - very modest (80%)
  • 6 - low-risk (90%)
  • 7 and above - straightforward (100%)


A good beginning

You put a pawn forward: a skilled and valuable spy, disguised as a housemaid in an Ambassador's house. The beginning of a long plan.


Smirks all around

The opposing pawns titter. Too late, you realise what it is. Your ciphers have been cracked; all your enemies have been reading your instructions to the front for months.