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Canyon Chess. Small variant with Marshalls and Archbishops and some new rules. (8x8, Cells: 44) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-06-03 UTC
On the positive side:
The game can be played with a standard set, using Rooks and Bishops to
represent their Knight compounds.
I do not agree that a lack of diagram is good grounds for a rating of
poor, or that submissions should include a diagram. I have always found
that listing the first rank e.g. RNCCKBBNR enables the page editor to add
a diagram.
On the negative side:
The board is an awkward shape. The edge changes direction 36 times - even
for 4-player variants on a large board 12 is the norm, and this is a
2-player variant on a small board!
On balance I am inclined to rate this variant as poor, but as the first
rating of poor was not well grounded (and would be redundant even if it
were as a diagram has been provided) I will let that stand for mine.