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It was last modified on: 2001-10-10
 By Tim  Bostick. Insect Chess. On a 12x12 board. All pieces are insect and arachnid representations, with some unique pieces. (12x12, Cells: 144) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2005-02-26 UTCGood ★★★★
'GHI,LargeCV': Theme-based on the largest board that works in a CV. Tarantula, which strengthens Edgar Burroughs' Chieftain, is not an insect; and neither is Black Widow. Missed opportunity to make 'Monarch', instead of Praying Mantis, the enhanced King (Butterflies are insects). [Thousands-yr.-old Monarch migration, once a billion, into Mexico's Sierra Madre was down 75% in 2005, because of 'advanced' civilization's intensive agriculture in USA and Canada.] Hornet is Gryphon; Wasp Renaissance Chess' Duke; Locust (D+A+Q). 'La Cucaracha' is never wholly eradicated. Horsefly is Shogi Dragon-king; Mosquito Dragon-horse; Maggot; Waterbug. The playable tip is to keep many pieces together to thwart Tarantula especially. Spiders and insects are 'bugs', saving its theme.