Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register.
Jun 7th, 2020, 4:23am

Home Home Help Help Search Search Members Members Login Login Register Register
Arimaa Forum Question about pushing /pulling your own pieces...


   Arimaa Forum
   Arimaa
   General Discussion
(Moderator: supersamu)
   Question about pushing /pulling your own pieces...
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1  Reply Reply Notify of replies Notify of replies Send Topic Send Topic Print Print
   Author  Topic: Question about pushing /pulling your own pieces...  (Read 1778 times)
poopiegoldberg
Forum Newbie
*



Arimaa player #11018

   


Gender: male
Posts: 2
Question about pushing /pulling your own pieces...
« on: Mar 16th, 2017, 11:37pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Hey guys, I'm a complete Arimaa rookie but very much in love with the design of this wonderful game! I did have a question regarding pushing and pulling as it pertains to your own pieces.
 
I know the rules state that the only condition under which rabbits can be moved backwards is if they're being pushed or pulled in that direction. My question is: does that rule apply to me and my own rabbits? In other words, can I come up from behind and pull a rabbit of mine back towards my own territory? Or on that same token, could I push it back with one of my pieces positioned in front of it?
 
I assume the concept of pushing or pulling any of your oown pieces using other pieces of yours is irrelevant, given that they can move in any direction they please as it is. Am I wrong? Is there some circumstance in which you might / could / would want to push or pull your own pieces?
 
My apologies if this has been asked before - I searched the forums and found nothing! Thanks in advance.
 
-Marc
« Last Edit: Mar 16th, 2017, 11:39pm by poopiegoldberg » IP Logged
aaaa
Forum Guru
*****



Arimaa player #958

   


Posts: 759
Re: Question about pushing /pulling your own piece
« Reply #1 on: Mar 17th, 2017, 6:18am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Pushing or pulling your own pieces, including rabbits, is against the rules. If it were allowed, not only would you be able to retreat your own rabbits this way, but it would also allow for the possibility of extracting a piece from a square where it would otherwise be frozen if a stronger friendly neighbor had just stepped away.
IP Logged
poopiegoldberg
Forum Newbie
*



Arimaa player #11018

   


Gender: male
Posts: 2
Re: Question about pushing /pulling your own piece
« Reply #2 on: Mar 17th, 2017, 9:08am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Ah, I see! A great point - that isn't an exploit I had considered. I'll be playing my first few rounds with a friend today so I really appreciate the response!
IP Logged
Pages: 1  Reply Reply Notify of replies Notify of replies Send Topic Send Topic Print Print

« Previous topic | Next topic »

Arimaa Forum » Powered by YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.3.1!
YaBB 2000-2003. All Rights Reserved.