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Knightmare Chess. The American version of Tempete sur l'Echiquier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Lawson wrote on 2002-07-02 UTC
Exactly. The theme is completely arbitrary, totally unrelated to the mechanics of play, really just decoration. And yet, it has an effect on who likes and dislikes the game. This is a strong example for those who believe an appealing and well-expressed theme is important in a chess variant.