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Neal Meyer wrote on Tue, Nov 29, 2005 07:45 PM UTC:
Jack,

This is the first time since the 10x10 contest I have visited Chess Variants. I haven't gotten around to seeing (and downloading) your ZOG file on Geodesic Chess, but since it took me a good 2 months to master ZOG's directives so that I could write Magi, I can say that I tip my hat off to you (not to mention the ZOG creators!) for managing to create a Geodesic board. That's quite a feat!

From the one time I played you, I do remember that there is the issue of perfect information being available to both players. The very shape of a Geodesic board 'throws' the human mind off somewhat during play, unlike a standard flat board variant where perfect information is easy to grasp since it is easy to see all pieces and the board position.

For the rest of you variant fans out there, I met Jack about a year ago and played a single (incomplete) game of Geodesic chess against him. I was definitely on the losing end of that encounter. I also turned Mr. Cheiky on to the wonderful world of the chessvariants website.


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