Hint #1 - Fork My Fruit: Extra-Large Helpings
One thing that a lot of rookie players may miss is the combination chance. If you have your choice of places to put your piece(s), look for combos. Combos can occur when two or more types of fruit each have two or more in-range targets (hit both at the same time) or if, after the first shot, another bunch of in-range fruit becomes available.
Hint #2 - Chain Reaction: Get outta the way!
Sometimes, combos can be earned by not moving a piece into a combo. Sometimes, moving a piece out of the way of another group's combo can be just as effective - or even more so!
Hint #3 - Chess - Classic Chess: Sneaky Pieces
Two pieces that go ignored late in a game by rookie players are knights and bishops. Knights have an usual movement path and bishops' move diagonally. What the two types of pieces have in common, however, is the fact that both can capture a piece from a square that isn't adjacent. Queens and rooks can do the same thing, of course, but a quick one-second glance at a board can reveal a rook's movement, and Queens are harder to forget. A quick look at a board may not indicate a diagonal path (or a jumpy path) as easily.
Hint #4 - Chess - Progressive Chess: Earning Good Check Marks
Remember the special rules for Check in Progressive Chess. You can only put your opponent's king in Check on the last move of your turn and you have to get out of chess on the first move of your turn!
Hint #5 - Chess - Dark Chess: Peek-A-Boo!
In Dark Chess, your pieces are only visible to your opponent if they can capture that piece. Sneak attacks work best in this form of Chess when using Rooks, Bishops, Knights, and the Queen from as far away as possible. Set up your traps and wait for your opponent step wander on in.
Hint #6 - Chess - Extinction Chess: Choose Your Prey
In Extinction Chess, you have to capture all copies of one chess piece type. Remember: there's only one king, one queen, two bishops, two knights, and two rooks, but there are eight pawns.
Hint #7 - Chess - Losing Chess: Forceful Suicide Moves
In Losing Chess, you must capture a piece if you can and your opponent must do the same. Make sure to carefully set up traps and to walk right into them! Place things in front of your opponent's pawns early.
Hint #8 - Chess - Los Alamos Chess: Knighttime
In Los Alamos Chess, the board is smaller, there are two fewer pawns, and there are no bishops. Because of the smaller board size, knights (which move the same as in classic chess) can now get further across the table (percentage wise) per move.
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