[ 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 Graeme NeathamLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Pentagonal chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Graeme Neatham wrote on 2010-08-29 UTCGood ★★★★The concept of using forward/backward irregular pentagons to construct a playing board is excellent. Rather than using a single off-set direction I would be inclined to switch the off-set direction to produce a playing board like this - It might also be interesting to have left/right pentagons, like this - Seirawan Chess. invented by GM Yasser Seirawan, a conservative drop chess (zrf available).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Graeme Neatham wrote on 2008-03-23 UTCBelowAverage ★★ I have never been a fan of the drop, feeling it to be an alien addition to the mechanics of chess. Promotion on the other hand is not, being a well established chess mechanism. I therefore suggest using promotion as a better means of introducing the RN and BN. Thus, for example the Rook could promote to RN on making a capture, and the Bishop likewise but to BN. The idea could be extended further allowing the Knight to promote to, say, a Nightrider. Using promotion also goes someway towards relieving the piece-density and power increases associated with dropping; more so if the number of each of the new pieces is restricted to one. Falcon Hexagonal Chess. The Falcon into the Hexagonal world. (Cells: 121) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Graeme Neatham wrote on 2007-09-09 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Always happy to see a new hex variant. Would it infringe any patents if I produced a zrf for this? BTW here's a not-quite-so-ugly graphic: 3 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.