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I just tested out a new type of puzzle here (sorry if there's any confusion with the titling) called Chessdoku! Welcome to level 1. Here's the grid:

chessdoku grid

Your goal is to get one black and one white piece each in 7 of the 9 3x3 squares.

Here are the general rules of Chessdoku:

  • Assume standard legal chess movements.
  • No capturing pieces.
  • Kings do not have special rules (e.g., check or checkmate).
  • Each piece may only be moved once.
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    $\begingroup$ I'm not sure [sudoku] is even relevant here - the only thing related to Sudoku is the fact that you have a 9×9 board divided into 3×3 subboards. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Feb 16 at 1:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Deusovi -- I would argue that it remains relevant because the general structure/format remains very similar (one of each type in each block of 3x3 and, of course, the 9x9 -> 3x3 division you mentioned). $\endgroup$ – Voldemort's Wrath Feb 16 at 2:19
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    $\begingroup$ But it's not one of each type in each block - it's at most one of each type, because you can leave some empty. And the row/column rule is entirely gone too. So it seems to me that very little is left of the Sudoku ruleset other than visual similarities - it's much more like Satogaeri. (And it seems to me that if you made the puzzles unique so the solutions were logically deducible, this could be an interesting Satogaeri variant!) $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Feb 16 at 2:40
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think it's worth an edit war, because the tag is applicable to some extent. But I'd recommend thinking about whether the Sudoku similarity is really the core of what you're doing here. I think you could make some more interesting puzzles if you dropped that constraint! $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Feb 16 at 2:43
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Edit:

I completely overlooked that theres an obvious way to not move the white queen at all. Just switch the target boxes of the top right/middle black queens. But I am too lazy to edit all of it now :)

As a GIF:

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As a picture

Moves are in the order red, green, blue, purple

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The final formation being

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice job! Certainly starting off simple, but we're building up. :):) $\endgroup$ – Voldemort's Wrath Feb 15 at 22:33

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