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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
It was last modified on: 2003-01-17
 By Ralph  Betza. Greener Chess. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence -- and your pieces are stronger there too. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Peter Aronson wrote on 2003-01-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Neat idea! Other divisions of the board come to mind, such as center vs edges (either way), or the middle four ranks are greener, but the starting ranks are not (talk about a battle for the center!). <p> I'm not sure that all of the CWDA armies enhance the same[*]. For example, if I were to play this game, my first thought was to take the Nutty Knights (my personal favorite CWDA army at the moment, even though I have a better record with the Remarkable Rookies), and to give them better retreating moves. So the Charging Rook would get the Barc enhancement, the Charging Knight the Dabbabah enhancement, and the Colonel the Alfil enhancement. My experience is that ability to move back twice as fast would be invaluable for that army. <p> [*] Of course, I've also concluded that for casual level players, the sort of difference I'm talking about doesn't make a big difference.