[ 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 Asteryx Chess. Hexagonal chess played on an asterisk-shaped board. (Cells: 43) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]dtj wrote on Fri, Jun 6, 2003 10:36 PM UTC:In the open and unentrenched spirit of chessvariants, here are some officially sanctioned natural variants for Asteryx which some of you might find intuitively more appealing and which you might like to experiment with to see if play is thereby enhanced.... Asteryx 1 - the original. Asteryx 2 - as 1 except that the king can also move one step as a Glinkski bishop. Asteryx 3 - the starting position has queen and king where original bishops were (queen faces queen, white queen on lefthandside) and there are now 3 colourbound bishops which start on the central axis, and one pawn fewer per side. Bishops move as Glinkski bishops, queen moves as Glinski queen, king moves as in 1. Asteryx 4 -as 3 except that king can also move one step as a Glinkski bishop.