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A Chess-like Variant Construction Set. Build your own army and territory.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hafsteinn Kjartansson wrote on 2011-06-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I need a set of this!

Anonymous wrote on 2010-03-31 UTC
My suggestion for limitations: piece can't cross lines (and when creating
board, players also puts lines between squares) - it can make Xiang-qi-like
game. For advantages: piece can't be leaped.
By the way, i have question: does piece get leaping ability if it have
'must-leap'?

Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-03-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This is an excellent, highly original concept that provides for a myriad of possibilities. I also like the page layout and piece images... very good all around. I'd certainly like to watch a few games of this in action. Are there any example games that we could play through? Very well done!

Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-03-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Brilliant work. Great idea.

Matt Arnold wrote on 2004-07-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Michael,
it's in Ann Arbor/Detroit, Michigan. We just started a Yahoo mail list
called SEMI Abstract Gamers. The SEMI is for South East Michigan, and we
occasionally play games that aren't entirely abstract. But we prefer
zero-sum deterministic strategy/tactics board games. I used to privately
call us the Zillions group because we all have that program, but it
didn't catch on since we never use Zillions in our monthly playtest
get-togethers.

Matt Arnold wrote on 2004-06-30 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
A computer implementation would be ideal.

I might mold and cast this set in alumilite for the local abstract board
games group. The holes on the tile should go all the way through. 2.5'
long sounds like a good size for a tile. For visual clarity, the pegs
should have a head about .75' across.

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