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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-03-26
 Author: Jonathan  Alden and Mark  Hummel. Strato Chess. Information (no rules) about a quarter-century old three dimensional chess variant. (8x8x3, Cells: 192) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jo Wall wrote on 2002-08-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I owned the game in the 70's but it wasn't 's' shaped...it was the traditional three regular 8x8 boards overlapping by 1 square so they were somewhat offset instead of directly over each board and the way we used to play was regular chess moves uninterrupted and costing one move for each level jump (directly up) so you actually had to think with multi-level possibilities since telegraphing forth coming moves was entirely too obvious. One player began on the top and the second began on the bottom with normal set-up...jumps to the middle made play functional. It was my favorite game growing up because my dad who taught me how to play never mastered it...we didn't play much after I mastered it. I haven't played much chess since I lost that board and I'm looking for another. I've been watching Trek since it began and never noticed the similarity. My board came from May Cohens in Jacksonville, Florida...a now defunct company...don't know who made it. Any hope on finding one interests me...let me know.