[ 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 Dipole Chess. A cross between Chess and the game Dipole by Mark Steere. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Charles Daniel wrote on 2008-08-20 UTCStandard chess is much deeper than dipole chess for obvious reasons. No one meaninglessly moves knights and bishops around in chess - so that is not even part of the comparison. (If deeper means less variety - less turns as Joe mentioned.) However, dipole chess could be interesting but the description here is very deceptive. This is a pure 8x8 chess variant - it is by no means a slight change to the rules as suggested. I would describe this honestly as follows: A game with NEW pieces: THE PIECES ARE NOT THE SAME!!!! the king ca only move one step forwards/one step diagonally forward. - it is not a standard chess king Neither is the the very weak knight. The bishop is not a real bishop either. Nor the rook or queen. And this 8x8 chess with 5 new pieces is very unlike standard chess even more so than large board 10x10/104 square variants with new pieces. So in my opinion, this is not a modest chess variant but a complete makeover and change to chess. An 8x8 Fairy Chess just like any other Fairy Chess game. I personally don't like using the term Fairy Chess - but it has been used for some time now to describe a chess-like game with new pieces.