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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-11-12
 Author: Paul E. Newton. Inventor: Paul E. Newton and Timothy R. Newton. Arabian Chess. Large modern variant of historic Shatranj, with more pieces and flying carpets. (11x9, Cells: 84) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Paul E. Newton wrote on 2003-03-12 UTC
I just wanted to comment on the Elephants being able to use the Majic Carpets or be blocked by the center void. You may have missed the fact that I mentioned right toward the beginning of the rules that an enjoyable variation is to have a set-up phase in the beginning of the game. If you use this option (which I highly recommend!) you can choose to set up your pieces in such a way as to allow the Elephants to use the Majic Carpets... One of my favorite optional opening set-ups is to have one Elephant and one Dabbabah on each color. Thanks for trying our game!