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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-09-11
 By Ralf  Hansmann. Witch's Chess This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-09-11
 By Ralf  Hansmann.. Two or three player hexagonal variant.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-09-15 UTC
Thanks for pointing out the fact - that I should have thought of given the surname - that the names originated in a different language. It has JUST saved the variant a rating of poor from me. Out of curiosity, what are the original names? In English hex means a spell, so the pun does survive translation. You have still not responded to the point about about having only two pieces of the colourbound type, but I notice that the colour not covered by them is that of the centre cell. Is this deliberate? While agreeing that an inventor should not rate their own variants I can think of circumstances where multiple ratings are valid, which I have used myself: (1) cancelling out a previous rating after a change of mind or reading the rules more carefully; (2) uprating a Good to Excellent after a change of mind; (3) adding a second Excellent as a tribute for inspiring a further variant by the commentator. Does it really take as many as 9 Excellents to cancel out 10 Poors? I had assumed that it would take only 5.