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It was last modified on: 2006-05-05
 By Stephane  Burkhart. Mockery Chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
AMXRE wrote on 2006-06-14 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
GOOD GAME!Creative way of chess variant creation!Hope there will be more games like this in the future.

stéphane burkhart wrote on 2006-03-08 UTC
Dear Editors, could you please put the Game back in the original item 'mimicry chess' instead of 'mockery chess' for the reason noted in the rules notes (a 'mock chess' already exists, and may be confusing). Thanks

Larry Smith wrote on 2006-02-26 UTC
In 'mocking', I would mean to defy, set at naught, tantalize, disappoint, befool. Though naming it 'Disappointing Chess' might be most accurate, some might not catch the tongue-in-cheek approach. But this would be a great name for the game.

Stephane Burkhart wrote on 2006-02-25 UTC
Larry, Thanks for your appreciation ! Making up this variant, I was thinking of animals like chameleons that may use 'camouflage' with their environment (without acquiring any new property, you will notice) to flee danger, or on the contrary, may do so to catch a prey by surpise like certain fishes. In french it's called 'mimétisme' property, and I only found 'mimicry' for it. By 'mocking' do you mean imitate or make joke of ? By the way 'Chameleon Chess' already exists, but the rules are totally different (pieces change their properties by landing on particular squares)

Larry Smith wrote on 2006-02-24 UTCGood ★★★★
I like this one. A very nice variation on the Mad Queen game. And these rules could be easily applied to any other variant. Though the name of this variant is a bit confusing. Given that pieces do not act as another type of piece, yet simply act as themselves but can become invulnerable. This condition could be said to be 'mocking' the opponent. Therefor 'Mockery Chess' might best apply.

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