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It was last modified on: 2002-11-01
 By Mark  Thompson. Tetrahedral Chess. Three dimensional variant with board in form of tetrahedron. (x7, Cells: 84) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Mark Thompson wrote on 2004-01-10 UTC
Jared: Are you still going to have the two armies start on opposite edges of the board? That was what prompted me to orient it as I did in my diagrams, rather than the usual idea of a tetrahedron resting on its base. I look forward to seeing your variant. One could also use the basic rhombic dodecahedron grid as a playing space with something other than a tetrahedron as the overall shape of the board. For example one could chop off the corners and make either an octahedral board, or (by chopping smaller pieces) a board with 4 hexagonal and 4 triangular sides. I calculate that an order-6 octahedron would have 146 cells.