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The Battle

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.


Puzzle ID:#49947
Fun:*** (2.79)
Difficulty:* (1.02)
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod




Eight in a row,
with nowhere to go,
except for the two
who can jump straight through.

Eight out in front,
not one a runt.
Across the range,
to make a change.

By foot or by horse,
they stay the course.
Til the victory is won,
And the battle is done.

What does this represent?


A chess match

The first stanza is about the 8 pieces in the back row who can't move because of the pawns in front of them, except for the knights who can 'jump right through'.

The second stanza refers to the pawns, not one a runt, as they are all the same size. And the second part refers to them moving across the board to change into another piece on the far side.

The last stanza refers to movement by regular, 'foot soldiers', or by the 'horse', knight pieces and that the game continues until one side wins.


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Sep 17, 2013

Super easy but I like this one a lot!
Sep 19, 2013

Very smart! Even though I got it on the first verse, I thought it was very clever how it was worded.
Sep 19, 2013

thank you. i am glad to hear you like it. i know it is easy, but it just popped ibto my head almost fully formed and I like to go easy on occasion, knowing the age range of Brainglers.
Sep 24, 2013

Good teaser; very clever! However, that being said, not every match has a victor - some end in a draw.
Sep 25, 2013

True, but I could not figure out how to rhyme that part.
Sep 25, 2013

Understood, fishmed.
Sep 25, 2013

I don't know anything about chess so it was difficult for me. Very clever though! My boyfriend knows how to play chess I might see if he can show me.
Oct 03, 2013

easy, but i still liked it
Oct 12, 2013

That was a very easy teaser, yet a very satisfying and fun one! Good job! Maybe try posting ones about checkers, backgammon, or other common board games.
Oct 12, 2013

that's a good idea, commander. hope the name is ok, as I dont know you well enough yet to call you Bold. ;) i will start ponderong those and see what comes to mind... hmmm... "black & red & red & black. some go forward, others back..." well, you never know... guess I'll keep thinking. glad to hear you liked this one. ttfn

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