[ 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 Smess. British name of Smess, a Parker Brothers game in which arrows on squares determine the directions pieces may move. (7x8, Cells: 56) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating] Kevin Pacey wrote on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 01:16 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★In spite of the light-hearted appearance of Smess, the use of pointers on cells to determine directions that a piece can move was an interesting feature introduced to the chess variants world by this game. After playing over a handful of games, I'd tentatively value a Ninny piece as 1 and a Numskull as 2, with a Brain having the fighting value of a Ninny (though the loss of a Brain means the loss of the game).