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It belongs to categories: Two dimensional, Orthodox chess set but with different moving pieces, Orthodox chess set but with special rules about the board, Orthodox chess set but with different winning conditions, Orthodox chess set but with different initial setups, Orthodox chess set but with minor rule changes
It was last modified on: 2008-05-07
 By John Kipling Lewis. Simplified Chess. Missing description (8x7, Cells: 56) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Rich Hutnik wrote on 2008-07-18 UTC
Hello John.

I think the basics here are that I posted Skirmish Chess, not knowing what it was, and you suggested chopping the last rows off and removing a lot of rules.  I happened to keep the rows in actually.  You then went this chopped route, playtested it, and decided to throw a row back in.  I feel it is more like you worked on Near Chess, while Simplified Chess is your own thing.  My take on Simplified is that I would put castling in if I were to play it, and put more of a focus on the distance between the pieces (and single pawn movement) instead of it being simplified.

What I will say, out of all this, is the 8x7 board is what has seemed to have captured the most interest of people though.