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Demi chess. Chess on a 4 by 8 board. (4x8, Cells: 32) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Luis Espinal wrote on 2021-07-06 UTC

Well, the Queen is also a piece in FIDE chess, so I'm not sure how this helps the argument.

For a game designed for kids, adding a queen gives them a lot of power without introducing a constraint. And the objective, it seems, is to make the game easy enough for kids while introducing them to the notion of constraints of movements.

The queen is literally a combination of a rook and a bishop, so it would be loopsided to have a queen and a rook (or a queen and a bishop).

Better to have just the bishop and the rook, which gets little kids start learning about constraints.

Just my humble opinion (I only landed on this page looking for a place where my kid could play demi chess online, so far I can't find one.)