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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]
Florin Lupusoru wrote on Sun, May 5 07:28 AM UTC:Good ★★★★

This looks like a good idea but I am not so sure of its practicality. The board might end up very crowded and we need to see a game simulation before deciding on its "greatness". 

The 4 stars are only for the name. I like the idea of using Cleopatra as a seducing piece.

I had this idea of making pieces switch sides for a long time, but I always thought that the person in charge of finances could do this job, which is more realistic. 

Todor Tchervenkov wrote on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 08:39 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
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 Sun, Jun 11, 2006 11:36 PM 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 Tue, Jan 21, 2003 07:50 PM 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 Mon, Jan 20, 2003 11:17 PM 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 Mon, Jan 20, 2003 10:33 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
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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