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Chess (Sports, Games and Toys)

Rooks, Bishop, Knight

In a funny move reminiscient of Lewis Carroll in Alice's second adventure Through the Looking-Glass, The Powers That Be have decided to give this episode some cute chess allusions by calling the principal guest characters Rooks, Bishop, and Knight, forcing me in turn to give you some information on the nature of this unique form of entertainment. Ahh, chess, the game of kings! Where the board becomes the battlefield, and the figures on it are nothing but players on the... No, wait, that's a massacred Shakespeare quote. Unfortunately, this writer wouldn't know chess from checkers, and her expertise on strategic war games is limited to a few parties of Monopoly, which is why she'll not pass the latter and go directly to jail instead. Checkmate!

1.14 "Mars vs. Mars"

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