[ 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 Millennium Chess . Commercial variant on 15 by 8 board with almost twice the normal set of pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Mark Thompson wrote on 2004-03-30 UTCGood ★★★★People like chess variants for lots of reasons, and some prefer the more exotic variants that depart from usual chess with unusual pieces or rules: you don't find that in Millennium Chess. But, without diminishing the exotics, I like the more modest variants also. I've played this one and found it to be pretty good. And yes, it did seem to improve my skills at usual chess, at least temporarily -- or at least my confidence level. When you come back to 8x8 after a few games you have this strange feeling: 'Why, this game will be SIMPLE!' I haven't tried the other variants that are approximately double width and so I can't opine on how this one compares with them. I once communicated briefly with the inventor, who said that while developing M.C. he tried other versions (among them, 8x16) and rejected them. He says having two rooks in the center of the board is too much power there. I expect the choice among wide chesses will also come down to personal tastes.