[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Game Reviews by Jeff RientsLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier PiRaTeKnIcS. Pirates on ships fight each other in 44-squares chess variant. (6x8, Cells: 44) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Jeff Rients wrote on 2004-08-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Every time I come back to this game I like it more and more. I like pirates as much as the next guy, but I think the theme actually detracts from the game. 'Triadic Chess' is a super variant that brings a great idea to the table. 'PiRaTeKnIcS' seems too gimmicky. Geodesic Chess. Variation of hexagonal chess on a geodesic sphere with a few new pieces added. (Cells: 279) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Jeff Rients wrote on 2004-05-30 UTCGood ★★★★Although I'm not very interested in playing on a geodesic board, I like the way the pentagons break up the playing field into sections. Also, the Templar and Obelisk are interesting pieces. Are they original to this variant? Mitregi. Larger Shogi variant with more powerful diagonal pieces. (10x9, Cells: 90) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Jeff Rients wrote on 2004-05-29 UTCGood ★★★★The more I think about it, the more I am liking these variants, particularly the Mitre. It seems like a nifty little piece. The Hump is a little less obvious direction to go in, and I worry about its usefullness on an average-sized or small board. The mixed pawn line seems inelegant to me. As a matter of personal preference I would like the pawn line to be all one type of piece. Hole Chess. Variant on a board of 44 squares with two holes that pieces can be dragged into. (7x10, Cells: 44) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Jeff Rients wrote on 2004-05-07 UTCGood ★★★★This variant looks fun to play, especially with the suggested box for tractored pieces to fall into. I don't think I like the fact that two pawns are trapped behind holes, the poor little guys! Have you considered using Berolina Pawns? Monkey King Chess. Monkey King fights Goblin King on 44 squares board in game with oriental influences. (5x8, Cells: 44) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Jeff Rients wrote on 2004-04-26 UTCGood ★★★★I love the disk illustrations! They're so cute! Action Man's Chess. A small (5x6) board and simple pieces ensures lots of easy-to-understand action. (5x6, Cells: 30) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Jeff Rients wrote on 2004-04-23 UTCGood ★★★★Nifty little variant. Incidentally, the inspiration for this game is a line from www.oldmanmurray.com, a rather vulgar website devoted to reviewing video games in a rude and crude fashion. The call for 'action man's chess' comes on page two of the review for the video game Rune. 6 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.