[ 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 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 2010-07-26 UTCThank 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.