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Recognized Chess Variant: Magnetic Chess. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on Fri, Sep 17, 2004 11:27 PM UTC:
Exactly. Although Magnetic Chess is an ingenious and intriguing variant, it lacks clarity. It is very difficult to think far ahead in this game, and so I haven't played it much myself. However, we're in a different position than Pritchard and NOST. I have played it only against Zillions, which makes a very tough opponent for this game. Pritchard and the members of NOST have played it against other humans, which means that some human gets the pleasure of winning. This may have endeared it to some people. Also, the game may have more appeal for the slow pace allowed when playing by mail. When trying to play at a more rapid pace, it is just too daunting.