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Ultima is a game information page. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, In a category all its own, Orthodox chess set but with different moving pieces, Orthodox chess set but with different capturing rules.

Ultima. Game where each type of piece has a different capturing ability. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)

Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Robert Abbott.


Ultima probably should not be regarded as a variant of chess. Rules are very different from orthodox chess. What ties this game to chess is that it can be played with a normal chess set, as long as it is possible to turn a rook upside down. While the author himself has stated that the game is flawed, many disagree with him. The game is very popular among players of strategic games (e.g., in NOST), and is covered in several game books. <b>Recognized Variant of the Month for November 2001.</b>

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The board used for this game has 8 row(s), 8 column(s), 64 cells/squares.
This game is a 2 player game.

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