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Spatial Chess 14 X 14

Spatial Chess 14 X 14 has several remarkable qualities:

  • The edges of the board are merely representational! Orthogonal and diagonal movement of a circumnavigational nature is possible since spaces represented on opposite edges are also actually adjacent to one another.
  • Draws are rare.
  • Each player begins with 42 pieces- 16 bishops, 22 rooks, 4 queens.
  • No pawns, knights or king(s) are used.
  • Development is faster, more dangerous, less tedious than with standard chess.
  • The theoretical depth is NOT disappointing.
  • The opening setup has perfect, bilateral symmetry.

Game stability and a very small first-move advantage are assured due to:

  • An opening setup where no captures are possible upon the first move.

Spatial Chess 14 X 14 is ready to be played, analyzed, enjoyed against computer and/or human opponents.

  • "Zillions Of Games 1.X" allows the opening setup to be played directly as a game.
  • Eleven standard chess sets are required to physically own a Spatial Chess 14 X 14 set (except the board).

Click here to download the Zillions of Games implementation of this game.



Written by Derek Nalls. Web page posted by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: November 7, 2000..