[ 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 Chess for Three. Traditional pieces, three players, on a triangular board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Jonathan Rutherford wrote on 2007-09-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★I enjoy three player chess games, and have invented one myself. However, I don't wish to address that aspect of your game. Instead, I wish to discuss the triangular geometry. Most triangular games I've seen do not truly take advantage of a triangular grid's fascinating geometry. There are only three types of perfect grids--grids that are composed entirely of one equilateral shape, namely triangular, square, and hexagonal. Of these, only the cells of a triangular grid are not all oriented the same. Some point up and some point down. This presents problems for game creators wishing to create a chess game on such a grid. I won't go into details, but those interested should just experiment to see how it is impossible to create an exact rook or bishop equivalent on a triangular grid, while there is little difficulty doing so on a hexagonal grid. What James Spratt has done is create a very clever game that truly takes advantage of a triangular board's geometry. I really enjoy the rules he has created, and his triangular chess variant is the best I've seen.