Saturday, October 21, 2006

Move over knight vision drills...

Check out the new game Troyis, that, in addition to being a little fun, will almost certainly help us patzers get a better feel for how the knights move. Basically it is an exercise in Knight walks: you have a certain amount of time to make all the white squares change color using your knight. If you fail to do so, you lose. The knight can't move to the unfilled (blue) squares, which are like squares that are already occupied.

This Q-bert-esque game starts out easy and then things get pretty tricky. The web site promotes it as being really addictive, the most addictive game since Tetris. This is just hype: there isn't enough to it to be as addictive as Tetris.

If you want addictive, try Bowmaster. Don't say I didn't warn you. (Crappy web page design warning: don't click on the page when it first comes up, you just have to wait a few seconds for the game to load).

Hat tip: Evolution Blog, which is an excellent science-themed blog.


Blogger happyprodman said...

thanks for the welcome.

i've got a long way til the bar exam! just taking the lsats in about 6 weeks. i'm in illinois.

10/22/2006 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger Calvin said...

darn you. that is addicting!

10/22/2006 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger takchess said...

argg only made it to 4th. For addictive online video game play, I like the Tankhunter 1980's video game found at

10/23/2006 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Troyis is nice. Made it to level 8.

10/25/2006 07:58:00 PM  

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