[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Experiments in Symmetry. Several experimental games to test whether perfect symmetry makes a game better.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Derek Nalls wrote on 2007-02-11 UTCLarge Variants Mirror West Chess This game extends the board to 10 files by 8 ranks, giving each player 1 extra queen and 1 extra king. White's first rank is RNBQKKQBNR and black's is symmetric to it. Hence, the name as the western 5 files from Chess are mirrored and duplicated. Each player gets 10 pawns. The 2 kings should be royal on an extinction basis with the loss of the first king [whichever one] not stopping the game but loss of the second king causing the loss of the game. For the purposes of comparison to Chess, I am displeased with this alteration to the game-ending condition but I see no way to avoid it while preserving all of the original pieces with their original opening setup and original numbers as much as possible. Notwithstanding, Mormon Chess is arguably a better game for the purposes of comparison because the game-ending condition is not altered. Essentially, 'long-side' castlings to both sides would be accommodated, each involving a different king and rook. This game could be implemented using the Zillions Of Games program but not using SMIRF or ChessV due to their intolerance for more than 1 king.