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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-09-26
 Author: Tomas  Forsman and Peter  Aronson. Inventor: Tomas  Forsman. Viking Chess. Armies start side-by-side on a 12 x 7 board. (12x7, Cells: 84) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-07-20 UTCGood ★★★★
Partly keeping close to standard Chess, partly the trivial reason of symmetry within as well as between armies. In retrospect the latter is fairly trivial as the initial f1xg2 and g1xf2 could not be replicated except by wraparound. My question was out of curiosiy rather than criticism, and if moving further from standard Chess improves the game, well done. By the way, the game really fits its name. It conveys well the idea of warriors heading off into frozen northern wastes, as much competing to best fight the common enemy of the elements as fighting each other. Many games fit their names less well.