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Flip Chess and Flip Shogi is a game information page. It is categorized as: Orthodox chess, .

This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-03-26
 By John William Brown. Flip Chess and Flip Shogi. Pieces have two sides with different movements on board of 38 squares. (7x6, Cells: 38) (Recognized!)

By John William Brown.



In 1997/1998, the first chess variant design contest was held on the Chess Variant Pages website: design a chess variant on a board with 38 squares. My personal favorite in this contest was not the winning game, but the game that obtained the second place: Flip Chess, by John William Brown. I played a game by email, and several games with my children on improvised board and pieces, made from paper. The game is still among the most favorite of the chess variants I know. This game has nice tactical possibilities. While the board is small, the flipping of pieces gives sufficiently many possibilities for play. While the author regards the variant Flip Shogi (where taken pieces become reinforcements for the player that took them) as an improvement, I think that the basic game is nicer. It is a good variant to play with children, too.

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The board used for this game has 6 row(s), 7 column(s), 38 cells/squares.
This game is a 2 player game.

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