Amazons invented in 1988 by Walter Zamkauskas of Argentina and is a trademark of Ediciones de Mente.
Amazons played on a 10 x 10 board.
The two players, white and black are each given four amazons in predefined locations:
- a4, d1, g1 and k4,
- a7, d10, g10 and k7.
Each move contains two mandatory parts:
The player's amazon moves like a chess queen - any number of squares in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line.
- Once it gets to its final position, the amazon throws an arrow that also moves like a chess queen.
The arrow permanently blocks the board square it lands in.
Both the amazon and the arrow it throws must move along a line that is not obstructed by another amazon or an arrow.
This position happends after moves: g1-g7, g7-i7
There are no captures and no draws in Amazons!
The last player able to complete a move wins the game