Size 112kb, downloads 2005.
Magpie is a variant created by Nigel Suckling for his book The Leprechaun Companion. It is played on the smallest board of seven rows of seven squares, with thirteen pieces. The king is strong but slow in this version of the game.
The back-story is delightful. A leprechaun has discovered a bag of gold, and is trying to take it home with the help of four companions. Eight thieves try to take it from him. The gold is heavy, which explains why the leprechaun can move only to an adjacent square.
Note: a correction was made to the rules on 9th January, 2015. You should download the corrected version if you have a copy older than this.
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