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It was last modified on: 2002-10-10
 By Robert J. Bell. Chess Cubic. Chess board is a cube with each side a 4x4 grid. (4x4x6, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anthony Viens wrote on 2018-08-23 UTCGood ★★★★

I rather like the idea.  Assuming fairly normal piece moves.

  I would expand the piece set to start some fairy pieces on the empty faces, myself.


Anonymous wrote on 2010-03-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Plying chess on cube is good idea. By the way, i have an interesting idea: either player can also move cells with pieces according to Rubic's Cube rules! What do you think about it?

Bobcat wrote on 2003-07-21 UTC
Just as a guess, I'm assuming they can move onto the empty 'side' squares as per normal movements. The pawns would probably never see the side squares, barring captures, so there may be a special rule for them. If a pawn *did* capture to another face, it might very well continue 'forward' until it wraps around, resulting in movement that is 90 degrees from 'normal'. I'm assuming that's what the colored heads are for; to determing the correct direction of a given pawn, since it might otherwise result in some complicated bookkeeping. As far as the corner squares go, I'm going to assume again that you just can't move 'diagonally' from a corner square onto another face. This would make things interesting for bishops, and pawns would have even less opportunity for capture, but it would also make for some interesting 'shadows' of the board, places for kings to both hide and be trapped in, that sort of thing. In any case, like I said, I'm assuming. Rule Zero and all that. I know I'd seriously consider purchasing one if the cost could be kept reasonable. I WOULD like to see the rules, though.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-07-05 UTC
What are the rules about how pieces can move on the two faces that start off empty? In particular can Pawns move to this area and if so how, and what happens at the eight corners where three squares meet instead of four?

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2002-10-29 UTC
The inventor has sent us the following information: <p> I have a link showing images and info on Cube Chess and Chess Cubic at <a href='http://www.ausinvent.com'>www.ausinvent.com</a>. On the left side at this site is 'online exhibition' that takes you to the games.

Robert Bell wrote on 2002-10-16 UTC
The game may be for sale soon, I will let you know as soon as I can, awaiting the necessary funding to create commercially. The addition of pawns could be implemented as Ben Good suggests but I wanted to stay in keeping with the same number as orthodox chess.

Ben Good wrote on 2002-10-12 UTC
also looks impressive. i wonder if this game wouldn't be improved by additional pawns, such as macrochess has. the colored pawn heads a nice touch tho (i had already observed that macrochess would have benefitted from something to that effect). is this game for sale? (yes, i could contact the inventor as is suggested on the page, but it would be easier if such info was put there to begin with.)

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