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Meta Chess. Game where players decide how the pieces move and where they go. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-03-20 UTCGood ★★★★
Meta Chess is also interesting as one of the first half dozen Chess-Different-Armies forms we can think of. The others would maybe all be in Pritchard 'ECV' (1994) since the year of Meta Chess is 1995 before CVPage proliferation. Extreme latecomer to that family CDA is the last CV posted this week, in Preset, 'Pick the Pieces Big Chess', taking after many other earlier examples during that runaway decade 1996-2007. The style of negotiation in Meta is reminiscent of what usually transpires outside and before actual game or match. It could be expanded beyond 'What shall be the pieces?' to 'what are the ground rules' and 'what are the winning conditions.' One and all subject to bargain and arbitration.