[ 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 Chessex. Hexagonal chess variant for two or three players. (Cells: 169) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Patrick Mullen wrote on 2003-07-16 UTCYes, the full two-player version of Chessex is pawn-heavy, and that is an integral part of the game. Early versions centered around a massive infantry (pawn) assault on the opponent (frontal, right or left), supported and augmented by the major pieces. A more patient approach had to be adopted, of course, since the king has to be protected and pawns are defensless from the rear, but the flavor of the game is derived from it emphasis on infantry. I should add that, as the game progresses, the king usually has to move up within the pawn structure for protection. The two-player 'lite' version has only eight or nine pawns for each player. Because of this, stalemate is more likely, since it is harder to trap the king. The large number of pawns in the full version adds a dimension and causes enough congestion to make escape more difficult in the end game.