[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Flying Chess. Some pieces can fly. (8x8x2, Cells: 128) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Matthew Mowbray wrote on 2020-11-05 UTCExcellent ★★★★★This is a fantastic game and one that I regularly enjoy playing both with friends or on my own. When playing on my own I change clothes after each move, speak in a different accent and have a different personality/backstory to give the appearance of separate players. Anyway I digress, a fantastic game, enjoy. John Singh wrote on 2010-12-08 UTCGood ★★★★Everybody should go and buy this game, while stocks last before Xmas! Fred Cole wrote on 2010-03-25 UTCGood ★★★★This is a very fun game and an interesting chess varient. Clare Thompson wrote on 2010-02-12 UTCExcellent ★★★★★I think Dr. Eltis is hot, he's all I ever wanted in a man; humour, intelligence, generosity and he's very well-endowed as I'm sure Cristine will testify ;) Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-08-04 UTCyes i used to go out with the good doctor, a fantastic person, wouldn't shut up about flyingchess though .. lol, just kidding :) yeah, interesting game, is it an original idea? i don't know much about those 'multi-board' games, i don't know if a piece on say level 2 influences things on level 1 and level 2 at same time, so i find hard to rate, but i wouldn't rate it anything less than good that is for sure. i'll wait for more info till i rate, wish it was on a bigger board though, than the one that marek has put out. of course, Fergus is totally right about the 'sus' early comments about the good doctor, if these people knew the doc, surely the doc would of commented here, or didn't you tell him we were talking about his game :) anyway, i do like the idea and game. Mr. Underhill wrote on 2005-06-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★I think that this variant of chess is most indupitably perspicatious. It really reflects modern times at the moment, in a whimsical manner. Well done Dr. Eltis. Im sure he has a great play book collection. Fergus Duniho wrote on 2004-11-06 UTCYes, it looks like there are indeed two history teachers named David Eltis. Matters were made confusing because Eton College does not maintain webpages on individual faculty members, and the most prominent David Eltis besides the inventor of this game is a history professor. Also, Eton College has a confusing name. It is not really a college, which is typically a four-year post-secondary school for young adults. In the American language, Eton is a private boarding school for teenage boys. It is what the British call a public school. Thus, the inventor of Flying Chess is someone who knows, and has known, many boys throughout his career, and this makes it likely that the comments I thought of as suspicious were genuine. Charles Laurie wrote on 2004-11-06 UTCI was a student at eton and stumbled on this page quite by chance when trying to find some info about my old teachers...I would like to inform that Dr. Eltis is still a teacher there and still teaches history (I know this because my cousin still goes to the school), he received his degree at oxford where his sister is a 'don'. That, i'm afraid is all I know...hope it helps! James Spratt wrote on 2004-11-04 UTCWell, I think the whole issue of 'Flying Chess,' good game or bad, has been introduced in a very irregular manner, and is becoming a silly nuisance. Unless someone feels it important to go chase Dr. Eltis down and get the truth, or better, would the REAL Dr. David Eltis please step forward, I think the whole thing should be ignored. I'm not inclined to play stupid tag, or humor one who is playing too coy to speak for his own product. Fergus Duniho wrote on 2004-11-03 UTCAt the writing of this page, David Eltis was a history professor at Eton College. The David Eltis I found a website for is a history professor at Emory University. His CV does not mention past employment, but I believe it's the same person, since I have not found mention of any other David Eltis, much less one currently teaching history at Eton. Rory Burton wrote on 2004-11-03 UTCMaybe Mr. 'Harrold Pooter' spelt his name incorrectly? Just a thought..also there seem to be two Dr. David Eltis' are we all thinking of the same one? John Ayer wrote on 2004-11-03 UTCThis is discouraging! Another anonymous post on the same side, and another dodge! The name produced for a couple of posts was not 'Harold Pooter'! I Google-searched on 'Harrold Pooter' and found nothing, so there is no verification. Anonymous wrote on 2004-11-02 UTCI typed 'harold pooter' into google and two web-sites came up. I suggest you look them up to verify his credibility. James Spratt wrote on 2004-11-02 UTCI'm inclined to give Dr. Eltis the benefit of the doubt. It sounds like a pretty neat game, and a new innovation, and the name is quite catchy. If it's got a few bugs, like Roberto says, this would be a great place to work them out, if it could be fielded here, technically, that is. There's a lot of clever, skilful people around here who've been a huge help to me. Mark Thompson wrote on 2004-10-31 UTCThe name 'Harrold Pooter' certainly sounds pseudonymous, being so similar to the hero of J. K. Rowling's books. Fergus Duniho wrote on 2004-10-31 UTCSomeone else has mentioned to me the possibility that some of Dr. Eltis's students are trying to win brownie points by praising him and his game here. This may well be. It seems more plausible to me than the idea that Dr. Eltis himself is masquerading as different people to hype up his game. Fergus Duniho wrote on 2004-10-30 UTCHarrold Pooter, As you yourself have acknowledged, I do have a point. Moreover, I have not castigated you, I have no control over what you feel like, I have not treated you with disrespect, and I have not treated you like an outsider. It is an unfortunate fact of life that the dishonesty of some people sometimes casts doubt on the honesty of others. You yourself have accused Ho Mosley of dishonesty. It may be that you have been honest with us, but the similarity between your comment and the ones that followed, all purportedly by different people, has given reason for doubting this. Even if your comments are unrelated to those that followed it, there is the appearance of a coordinated campaign to hype up both Flying Chess and David Eltis. You may just be the victim of circumstances, and if you are, I wish merely to see you exonerated. But I can't do it for you. Only you can provide the information that will clear you of suspicion, and so far you haven't done this. Although you have given the name 'Harrold Pooter,' it has not helped. A Google search on this name turned up zero pages. I may as well be clearer about what I suspect. There is only one person I know of who would have a motive for hyping up this game and its inventor. That is David Eltis himself. It is my suspicion that all three of you are David Eltis using different aliases to hype up this game. But I have difficulty accepting this suspicion as fact, because David Eltis is an acclaimed author and college professor and even a fellow alumnus, since we both got our Ph.D.s at the same university, and I would expect such a person to act more ethically. But I have never met him myself and have no firsthand knowledge of his character. So I just don't know what to think. I would prefer to think that my suspicions are wrong, and that is why I have asked for the evidence that they are. If none of you are David Eltis, I would appreciate knowing this for a fact, because I don't want to believe that he would stoop to underhanded tactics to hype up himself and his game. Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2004-10-30 UTCGood ★★★★I have tried this game briefly, and it is certainly playable. Game play seems to be nice, although it is not so easy play it in a good manner, it can need some expertise, if not, many moves can be blunders. I disagree a bit with the different ways of flying, particularily with respect to the difference between Rooks and Bishops. Regardless some previous comments in which the game itself is not well analysized, objectively this seems to be a moderately interesting game which can be rated as 'good', in my particular opinion. Harrold Pooter wrote on 2004-10-29 UTCPoor ★I wrote the first review out of respect for the game and for it's inventor Dr. David Eltis I was therefore horrified to be castigated by 'Fergus Duniho' who wants me to add some more 'credibility' to my review. I made the review for the benefit of others and feel that it is unfair that I should be made to feel like a victim...I do, however, see your point when writing about such people as 'Ho Mosely' who clearly doesn't exist as he manages to use phrases such as 'peace out'. i would though like a bit more respect in the future, just because I am not a member doesn't mean that I should be treated like an outsider, I feel that my views are still useful. Fergus Duniho wrote on 2004-10-28 UTCThese recent comments in praise of both Flying Chess and David Eltis seem suspicious. They all arose within a span of three days, and none are from members or anyone previously known to post comments on these pages. All praise the game highly, but none gives a single detail on why the game is any good. And all highly praise the inventor himself. All of the praise in these comments is written in the style of hype, not in the manner of thoughtful evaluation. I would like to ask those who have posted these messages to prove my suspicions wrong. Please give verifiable evidence that you're real people, and please give some details on what you like about this game. This would add a lot to the credibility of your comments. Ho Mosley wrote on 2004-10-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★I regularly meet up with Dr. David Eltis to play...he is such a fun loving man with some real wit..he is such a bubbly character I particularly enjoy his historic plays. Flying chest rules...peace out! Neil Geoffrey wrote on 2004-10-26 UTCExcellent ★★★★★I couldn't agree more! Having met the man (David Eltis)in the flesh myself, I can honestly say that he is truly the most dedicated and inspired person I have ever known. The game itself adds another dimension (excuse the pun) to an already polished and hugely satisfying 'battle of wits', and my only sadness is that it hasn't been quicker in reaching the general public as a bonified chess variant. Verdict: a must try for all experienced chess-players! Anonymous wrote on 2004-10-25 UTCExcellent ★★★★★I think David Eltis is a true visionary...flying chess...brilliant! I regularly get friends and family around to my house to play and needless to say we have fun. 23 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.