[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier 4 x 4 x 8 Tri-dimensional Chess. Missing description (4x(4x8), Cells: 128) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Charles Gilman wrote on Sun, Mar 23, 2003 09:49 AM UTC:Further to my previous comments I have now devised better names for my suggested combined pieces. I was particularly dissatisfied with Spire - 'a tower-like building with a horn-like top'. As part of a more comprehensive set of names I have settled on DUCHESS for the rook-unicorn combination and GOVERNOR for the bishop-unicorn one. Charles Gilman wrote on Sun, Feb 16, 2003 11:58 AM UTC:Good ★★★★Further to my previous coment, all reference to 'files' should of course read 'ranks'. The file is of course the same 8-cell line as in standard 2-d chess, except there are 16 of them. It is easy to get confused in 3 dimensions! Charles Gilman wrote on Sun, Feb 16, 2003 11:06 AM UTC:Good ★★★★This is the best 3-d game I have seen so far on these pages. By being even in every dimension it overcomes the problem in Raumschach of unequal squares of different colours. It has much in common with a version that I devised, which also uses a 4-by-4 'file' with the second full of pawns and rooks at the corners of the first. My pattern for the first file was RUBR BEQU USMB RBUR where E represents an EMPEROR - a king which can also move one square on the TRIAGONAL - C a SPIRE combining rook and unicorn moves - and M a MINOTAUR combining bishop and unicorn moves. Names in capitals are my own coinage. The author's suggestion of modifying to have 4 unicorns and 2 bishops is a good one, and gives me an idea for combining the best of both our versions by having unicorns along two sides and a bishop and knight along the others, thus RUUR BEQB NSMN RUUR. 3 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.