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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-02-28
 By Francois  Tremblay. 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]
Anonymous wrote on 2002-08-20 UTCGood ★★★★
This variation certainly does provide a quick and fast way to play chess. The game seems to very rarely last more than five or six minutes, yet is still fun. <p> The point system is a much needed portion of the game as often the game develops to the point where it is immposible to checkmate your opponent (if they have a brain). Points can quickly wrap up the game. <p> One more thing. Here is a proposed additional rule to avoid stalemates without resorting to the point system: <ul> <li> If only spearmen are left on the board, they may move sideways one square in addition to their other moves. </ul> <p> While not for the fan of elaborate strategies, Action Man's chess is a fast, fun game.