# Knight Game - Play Free Online

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This knight game, called Knight's Tour, is a logic puzzle that improves concentration and logical reasoning. The object is to jump the Knight to all the squares on the chess board in as few moves as possible.

To begin, click the Small, Medium, or Large link under the picture of the game. This opens the game in a pop-up window. .

## Knight Game Instructions

The knight's tour is a puzzle which dates back to the 9th century. There are two types of tour, open and closed.

In a closed tour the knight returns to it's original starting point. In an open tour it does not. In this version, you will earn more points for a closed tour than an open tour.

HOW TO PLAY. You can start your Knight on any square of the board. To begin, click the first square where you want the Knight to jump.

Since this is a logic puzzle, you might want to take a moment and plan your strategy. Think about the allowable moves of the Knight and the most efficient pattern for jumping to every square on the board.

A timer starts when you choose your first square. Your final score is based on the time plus a modifier that depends on whether you complete the open or closed tour.

Square you have visited are grayed out automatically. If you get confused about where you are allowed to jump, click the Show Legal Moves button. There is no penalty for that.

## Allowable Moves

In case you are not familiar with chess, the Knight can be moved in an "L" shaped pattern around the board.

You can move the Knight two squares in one direction, then one square in another direction.

The diagram at left shows the possible moves of a Knight positioned near the center of the board. The Knight can be moved to any of the "X"s in the picture.

If you like this game, you may also enjoy 3D Chess, the Daily Chess Puzzle, and the other free board games on this site.

Board games like chess are excellent brain games. Play them as often as you can!

Published: 01/02/2008
Last Updated: 06/11/2020

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