Pawns

The Pawn

Last come the foot soldiers, the front line, the army, the Pawns as they're called. What they lack in power and stature, they make up for in number: there are eight of them.

They're:

Street-smartShrewdWittyAmbitious

They move slowly. They can't move backward, they can only move forward, slowly, one box at a time. Oh! Okay! The first time they move, from their starting position, they can move two boxes forward, but that's the only time; they can't do it again.

And something else. If they want to take an opponent, they can only do it when the bad guy is on a diagonal.

On the other hand, Pawns do live a charmed life. Remember how we said they were ambitious? Well, listen to this: If they reach all the way, that's all the way to the other end of the board, like the frog that turns into a Prince when the Princess kisses him, the Pawn can become whatever he wants to be: a Queen, a Knight, a Bishop, a Rook. Just not a King. How about that!

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