Friday, March 7, 2008

The White Knight is running backwards

Few people know that Alan Turing –the inventor of The Turing Test – was also the inventor of a little game he often played, called ‘Run around the House Chess.’

The idea of the game is to exercise both body and mind. Make a move on the chessboard, and then run around the house, while your opponent is contemplating their move. The opponent needs his move his piece before you return from completing your revolution of the house, the same, as you need to do, when it’s his turn to run around the house.

The other day, while getting up from the TV for a commercial break, I started wondering if there are similar, constructive games that can be played based on this concept.

Chess boxing anybody?

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