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It was last modified on: 1996-00-00
 By Ralph  Betza. Trapdoor Chess. Pieces fall through the board if they stand still too long. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
gnohmon wrote on 2002-10-20 UTC
But why do you think it is excellent? I think it is a highly interesting attempt to implement on the chessboard something that happens elsewhere; but to actually play the game, especially without computer help, is a little bit awful because of the difficulty of keeping track of the timings of the trapdoors. The companion game is 'Koopa Chess', also based on Mario. It was written post-NOST and pre-HansB, so it isn't available anywhere. A copy of the rules of Koopa Chess is included in the box which has been packed for a year and all I need to do is carry it yo the post office and put some darned postage on it.