[ 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 Half Chess (32). On a 4 by 8 board without pawns. (4x8, Cells: 32) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-07-05 UTCYet another use for the idea of not using Pawns would be in a 4x4x8 variant. The first rank could be RDDR QESQ QSEQ RDDR and the second GBBG UNNU UNNU GBBG. B/N/Q/R are the pieces from 2d, U the Raumschach Unicorn, G(Governor)=B+U, D(Duchess)=R+U, S(Empress)=Q+U, E(Emperor, checkmating just one wins)=K+1 cell Triagonally. The concentration of power would certainly help overcome the difficulty checkmating in 3d! Regarding my previous idea for 4 players using cards, on reflection a simpler rule than '1=King's square colour' would be '1=King's side', but symmetry means that it would make no difference to play. Note that I have already given this page two ratings of Excellent, and three might be seen as swamping.