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King Arthur's Chess 72. Chess on a round board,. The odd number of files allows the Bishops to access every cell on the board - not colour-bound. (9x8, Cells: 72) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝David Cannon wrote on Mon, Jul 26, 2010 10:39 PM UTC:
Thank you, Daniil. Thanks also for your suggestion about having only seven rather than nine files. I suppose it comes down to personal taste - I mostly prefer larger boards to smaller ones (my Chess on a Soccer Ball is an exception). But yes, removing one of the rooks and its file would work well too.

Another thing you might notice: most of my games allow pieces to merge with other pieces; this one does not. That is deliberate: as this board was designed with the Bishop in mind, I want to let the Bishop shine without merging with other pieces.