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It was last modified on: 2000-01-31
 By David  Howe. Palindromic Chess. Play until the position on the board is the reversed of the starting postion. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Tomas Forsman wrote on 2002-05-27 UTCGood ★★★★
I've gone through the rules of this game and I only found a few things I wasn't comfortable with. First I don't agree with the different types of Rooks. Letting them go in both directions would add a lot of strategy to the game but I guess the reason for it is to make it as straight forward as possible. The second thing I don't like is to forbid the players to make a move that means they can not end up on the right square. What if they don't see it? Another 'fix' for this problem is that a player loose if the other catches him making such a move or if in the end your pieces are unable to end up in the right position. This would however create a situation for draw. If both players have made such a move and discovers it at the same time. These are only thoughts and I haven't tried them out in a game yet. Regards Tomas Forsman