Check out Alice Chess, our featured variant for June, 2024.

Enter Your Reply

The Comment You're Replying To
gnohmon wrote on Sun, Jun 1, 2003 02:44 AM UTC:
Who can remember so far back?

When I stressed the idea that 'things move clockwise' was an important
new thing, it seems to me that I must alredy have had the idea of Race
Chess in mind, and was probably rushing to finish chessopoly so I could
write up Race Chess before forgetting it.

4x16 Race Chess is a great game, an excellent game. Compared to it,
Chessopoly is clearly inferior, not nearly so elegant. However, Chessopoly
is important as the historical precursor of 4x16 Race Chess.

The asymmetry of the setup was deliberate, and I believe it was a good
choice; although symmetry does not guarantee a draw, (one may not respond
to check with check), asymmetry should be more interesting.

I have no memory of thinking about which side should be where in the
asymmetry, and this means that I probably forgot to think about it in my
rush to 4x16 race chess. It looks like the board setup favors White a bit,
although I'd bet it's not by much.

You'll notice that I repeatedly invoke 4x16 Race Chess as an excuse for
whatever sins I may have committed in Chessopoly. Chessopoly is a game
that should be admired for its clever ideas. 4x16 Race Chess is a game
that should be played.

And, Chessopoly is a clever idea. It is based on a race game, it is not
itself a race game, not like Racing Kings (which I often mention and
always with great praise). However, 'everything moves clockwise' on a
somewhat circular chessboard is one of those revolutionary ideas that are
so simple you sit there and say 'how is it possible that nobody thought
of this before?'.

And, of course, the best game with clockwise movement on a circular
chessboard is, in my opinion -- you guessed it -- 4x16 Race Chess.

Edit Form

Comment on the page Chessopoly

Conduct Guidelines
This is a Chess variants website, not a general forum.
Please limit your comments to Chess variants or the operation of this site.
Keep this website a safe space for Chess variant hobbyists of all stripes.
Because we want people to feel comfortable here no matter what their political or religious beliefs might be, we ask you to avoid discussing politics, religion, or other controversial subjects here. No matter how passionately you feel about any of these subjects, just take it someplace else.
Avoid Inflammatory Comments
If you are feeling anger, keep it to yourself until you calm down. Avoid insulting, blaming, or attacking someone you are angry with. Focus criticisms on ideas rather than people, and understand that criticisms of your ideas are not personal attacks and do not justify an inflammatory response.
Quick Markdown Guide

By default, new comments may be entered as Markdown, simple markup syntax designed to be readable and not look like markup. Comments stored as Markdown will be converted to HTML by Parsedown before displaying them. This follows the Github Flavored Markdown Spec with support for Markdown Extra. For a good overview of Markdown in general, check out the Markdown Guide. Here is a quick comparison of some commonly used Markdown with the rendered result:

Top level header: <H1>

Block quote

Second paragraph in block quote

First Paragraph of response. Italics, bold, and bold italics.

Second Paragraph after blank line. Here is some HTML code mixed in with the Markdown, and here is the same <U>HTML code</U> enclosed by backticks.

Secondary Header: <H2>

  • Unordered list item
  • Second unordered list item
  • New unordered list
    • Nested list item

Third Level header <H3>

  1. An ordered list item.
  2. A second ordered list item with the same number.
  3. A third ordered list item.
Here is some preformatted text.
  This line begins with some indentation.
    This begins with even more indentation.
And this line has no indentation.

Alt text for a graphic image

A definition list
A list of terms, each with one or more definitions following it.
An HTML construct using the tags <DL>, <DT> and <DD>.
A term
Its definition after a colon.
A second definition.
A third definition.
Another term following a blank line
The definition of that term.