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Jonathan Rutherford wrote on Tue, Oct 30, 2007 08:32 PM UTC:
The link to Holochess is broken.  But here is the author's reposting:

To be completely honest, I am not a big fan of this version of the game. 
The author did a pretty good job designing a game based on the framework
that the movie provides, but I don't care for the extensive random
elements he gives.  There really is far less to the game's strategy, and
too much to a player's luck.

That said, it's not a bad game.  But I do prefer Igor's game much more,
however (here's the link again):

This game is fairly simplistic, but it is still a pure strategy game, and
is probably not a trivial game.

What most interests me are his advanced rules, which he has not posted
yet.  After inquiring of him, he did send me a pdf of the advanced rules
in French, and I've been slowly trying to translate them with an online
translator and make them clearer, but I would prefer a fluent
English/French speaker (like Jean-Louis Cazaux, perhaps?), as he/she would
have a much easier time and create a more accurate translation.  As I said,
I have a copy of the rules in French, but I've been asked not to
distribute them, so if a French speaker were to ask Igor, I think he might
be willing to enlist your aid, as his English is rather limited.  He told
me he would like to make this game better known to English speaking
audiences.  Go to his page if you wish to find his email address.

Anyway, the advanced rules look really cool, and far better emulate a
strategy game within the movie framework.

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