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Cleopatra Chess. No captures, but your Cleopatra (Queen) can seduce opposing pieces to your side. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Todor Tchervenkov wrote on 2011-12-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I played this game with a human opponent as well as against the computer. I find it to be excellent for fun, probably not perfectly balanced but what game is perfectly balanced, after all?

However, sometimes the game gets stucked: it is possible to block both Cleopatras in such a way no one can win. I suggest the following change to the rules: if for N moves no piece is flipped, the game is drawn. This rule is alike of Chess rule about no pawn move in 50 moves. For Cleopatra chess I think 50 is too much. 10 or 20 should be a good idea.

Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-06-11 UTC
Is this a viable game? Or if both players play properly, will games never come to a decision? I've played and enjoyed Benedict Chess which apparently favors White. But this Cleopatra Chess has seemed to go in circles except for a decisive error on the part of my opponent. Anyone have experience with Cleopatra Chess?

Dan Troyka wrote on 2003-01-21 UTC
Pawns cannot promote to Cleopatras. I forgot to mention this in the web page although it is stated in the ZRF description.

Anonymous wrote on 2003-01-20 UTC
I think a game with only one piece that can do anything substantial would be boring. but that's just me. can pawns promote to cleopatras?

Andreas Kaufmann wrote on 2003-01-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Great game! I like it very much! Zillions plays it very good, so you really enjoy playing it with a computer.

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