Special Move

Players secretly write the name of one of their units on a sheet of paper. They then agree on a special action their designated units may take. Once per game, they may reveal the name of the unit and take the special action with it. For example, in a Chess game, the players might agree that once per game the piece they designate may “teleport” anywhere else on the board. In a game of Spades, they might agree that their designated cards will take the trick unless another designated card is also played.

Players may agree to use multiple special moves per game, in which case they must agree on the first action and privately designate the first unit before they choose the second action and second unit, and so on.

(Cf. Special Move Chess, Encyclopedia of Chess Variants, second edition, p. 39. TK: credits)