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It was last modified on: 2002-12-03
Flipworld. Pieces are on both sides of a disc. (6x7x2, Cells: 84) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anthony Viens wrote on 2018-08-30 UTC

So, there are 3 things I find interesting about this board.
1) It's a round board, with a way across the center...rare, but there are others.
2) The nexus allows for forking both top and flipside, even with a rook.
3) The nexus connection between top and flipside allows for some really interesting gateway interplay.  Unlike typical board squares, two squares may simultaneously be the target of a single move.

Unfortunately, the setup of army pieces does not take advantage of 1 & 2.  Having the topside all one color and flipside the other essentially neuters two thirds of what I find interesting.  Another variant is forming in my brain.....