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Shogi with Cannons. Missing description (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kuyan Judith wrote on 2008-12-21 UTC
Do cannons promote? If so, what to?

GuilloQi. A large octahedral variant with a hint of Raumschach, Loonybird, and Xiang Qi. (x16, Cells: 222) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kuyan Judith wrote on 2008-11-15 UTC
The king can never move triagonally. The palace will not allow it.

Chess Dial. Play starts with Shogi, then mutates into Xiang Qi, then FIDE Chess, then Shogi again! (9x10, Cells: 90) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kuyan Judith wrote on 2008-11-15 UTC
It looks to me like any piece promoted in the Shogi setting would become a queen in the FIDE setting, but only if it survived ten turns of being an advisor. Advisors are so weak that players might avoid promoting pieces in the late Shogi setting to avoid having them.

Super Asian Chess. An aggressive take on the Asian variants of Chess. (9x10, Cells: 90) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kuyan Judith wrote on 2008-11-15 UTC
Probably it does. I only know how it is pronounced in Mandarin Chinese, which I study as my LOTE subject.

Roc Hunt. The Pygmy Elephant Hunt game is now expanded to 3 players, with the new piece, the Roc, which eats elephants! (28x28, Cells: 784) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kuyan Judith wrote on 2008-11-15 UTC
maybe if the elephants and pygmies were along only two sides of the board and there were less elephants and a smaller board (but still at least 40*40) the rok could be reduced to stepping? this would bring it closer to the rok being an 'elephant of elephants', which I assume is the intent.

Super Asian Chess. An aggressive take on the Asian variants of Chess. (9x10, Cells: 90) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kuyan Judith wrote on 2008-10-26 UTC
'Xiang Qi' is actually pronounced 'Shiang Chee'

Flank Chess (deleted). Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kuyan Judith wrote on 2008-10-26 UTC
For the 40*40 board, you could use a 2 sheets*3 sheets rectangle of 18cm*27cm 1cm^2 square graph paper, cutting the excess off. you would then need small chesspieces, but I thing there are pieces that small available and if not you could cut them out of cardboard.

Hex Dodo. Racing Kings on a pyramidal board. (9x10, Cells: 47) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kuyan Judith wrote on 2008-10-14 UTC
How are the top squares connected to the rest of the board? Based on a cube count, I assume that the board is 2D. So the 'cubes' are functionally hexes (hence the name, I assume). So why call them 'cubes'?

XQ37. Four fortresses, four rivers, linked by a single square! For Mr. Bodlaender's unbirthday! (7x7, Cells: 37) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kuyan Judith wrote on 2008-10-10 UTC
I have a question: for the knight moves, do the rivers count as virtual squares? for example, could a knight on A2 cross the river?

Gadsden's Toroidal Chess. Edges of the board are considered to be adjacent. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kuyan Judith wrote on 2008-06-14 UTC
It would have more symetry in one way and less in another if white's pieces started one space forwards of where they do here.

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