The text answers your first and second question. Careful reading
reveals that: "the number of squares a piece moves equals the total
number of pieces that sit along that particular line on the board"
From this one segment we can conclude that we may not move MORE or
LESS, as it is EQUAL. There is no 'can' and thus no choice.
It is for all lines, as no alternate was given for particular
That is the total number of pieces (total being all inclusive). That
means that a jump doesn't lengthen the progress as page two shows a
diagram of a piece performing a jump and moving the standard 3 squares.
On Saturday, February 14, 2004, at 10:38 PM, Joseph Durfee wrote:
> I have a question on "legal moves".
> The text says a piece can move by the "number of squares that equals
> total number of pieces that sit along that particular line on the
> Is that horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines? Is that both you and
> opponents pieces and can it ONLY move THAT number of spaces (i.e. not
> than that many spaces)? I understand that a jump could potentially
> increase the number of spaces.