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Nuclear Chess. When pieces take, the square becomes impassable and all surrounding pieces disappear. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Richard McIver wrote on 2010-11-07 UTC
I have a nuclear chess game that is sort of a varient.  In this you only
move one pawn on each side, and the kings go back and forth and no
engagement is played (lose no pieces).  Boring, non traditional, easy,
lose no pieces, simple, and of utmost importance for Washington, D.C.
and Kremlin as well as other nuclear armed nations (India, Pakistan,

Intersted, contact Richard M.
[email protected]

Gary Gifford wrote on 2008-04-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This game is quite fun... though I think White's initiative might be a bit stronger... anyway, I played the Java applet here: Game Page:

And had a fun quick 4 games. I think the applet might not be very strong... but you get a good idea of the explosive and addictive nature of this game.

Tran Nguyan wrote on 2008-04-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Is there copy write for this game? I think I saw that some one is trying to market this as there own? I think you have to copy write this game. There also is a gambling version of this where antes are placed on the empty squares. Who wins the game by eliminating the king keeps the money. Good game.

The Boar wrote on 2007-07-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

I can vouch for the authenticity of Mr. Shields' creation of DeadSquare, as I helped him play test it on the Portland streets in the mid 90's. I also coined the term 'DeadSquare', and helped codify the standard rules of play for this website.

Mr. Shields was the one to submit his concept for computer development. The basic principle of exploding squares is surely not unique when developing variants, any previous claims are without merit.

Jason Shields wrote on 2007-05-08 UTC
To answer your question, I had never heard of Nuclear Chess when I lived in PDX. Reed is also in PDX right? I honestly thought of the game on my own while at the Telecafe. If what you say is correct, I'll be glad to change the invention status to acknowledge Reed. Seriously, it's just a coincidence. It happens some times. Think of The Calculus...

Jack McMahan wrote on 2007-01-11 UTCPoor ★

We were playing 'Nuclear Chess' on chess boards at Reed College in the early 80's, first without the dead spot. We shortly added the spot with some interesting twists...and the results are finally being computerized. I unfortunately came across this site while looking to see if any of my co-designers had worked on the are not one of them.

Portlander, what did you invent?

DiscoNeckTed wrote on 2002-11-13 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Very Elegant and Tactical, One of my Faves.

Koa Sunaka wrote on 2002-10-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Very fun game sir.

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