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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-04
 Author: John  Ayer. Inventor: Leonard  Kalich. Courtyard. Combines the ease of learning checkers with the challenge and variety of chess. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
ELFsPAWN.65 wrote on 2009-06-21 UTCAverage ★★★
The game-makers name is listed as Leonard John Kalich Sr.  I found this
info on him at Ancestry.com
  
Leonard John KALICH Sr.
Born: 4 Mar 1920, Uniontown PA 
Marriage: Virginia A KLEIN on 25 Aug 1941 in Detroit MI 
Died: 18 Aug 1991 at age 71 
Buried: Resurrection Cem 

I think the company folded when he passed on.

Rich Nagel wrote on 2005-11-12 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I found out about this game back when I was in High School(1984-1987). My
mom mentioned there was some kind of pseudo-chess tournament at an area
mall - turned out to be this game.  I got to meet Leonard, bought the
game, went over the rules, and ended up like 4th place overall.  My
winnings paid for the cost of the game and some lunch. :)

I've had the game ever since then.  Until this website, I've not
encountered anyone else who'd even heard of the game.  A shame too, it's
a fun game - faster paced than chess with a little more difficulty than
checkers.. basically just fun to play.

Paul wrote on 2003-12-02 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I just purchased this game on e-bay. Your rules were both timely and very well written. Thanks!!!

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