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Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-06-07 UTC
Re: Dice-based Chess pieces:Bushi Shogi. It's sort of an attractive looking thing, isn't it? With only two squares, it is perhaps the 'smallest number of squares' playable chess variant (perhaps we should have a one square chess variant contest, to see if anyone can invent playable one square chess variants -- probably a multiple occupancy square -- does that sound silly? Here is a variant without a board: 'no squares'), but because of all the sides in Bushi Shogi, I don't think you can call it the smallest playable chess variant. That honor may go perhaps to Knight Court Chess at least that is the inventor's claim. By 'playable' perhaps we mean, no forced win? I can't verify whether Knight Court Chess has a forced win. I just played against zillions and I was checkmated in six moves.