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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-03-26
 By Mike  Kelley. Holochess This item is a game information page
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It was last modified on: 2003-03-26
 By Mike  Kelley.. Holographic chess-like game played in Star Wars movie.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jonathan Rutherford wrote on 2007-10-30 UTC
The link to Holochess is broken. But here is the author's reposting: http://dhost.info/rissa/Holochess/index.htm To be completely honest, I am not a big fan of this version of the game. The author did a pretty good job designing a game based on the framework that the movie provides, but I don't care for the extensive random elements he gives. There really is far less to the game's strategy, and too much to a player's luck. That said, it's not a bad game. But I do prefer Igor's game much more, however (here's the link again): http://zeelay.free.fr/star-wars-artisanal/index.htm This game is fairly simplistic, but it is still a pure strategy game, and is probably not a trivial game. What most interests me are his advanced rules, which he has not posted yet. After inquiring of him, he did send me a pdf of the advanced rules in French, and I've been slowly trying to translate them with an online translator and make them clearer, but I would prefer a fluent English/French speaker (like Jean-Louis Cazaux, perhaps?), as he/she would have a much easier time and create a more accurate translation. As I said, I have a copy of the rules in French, but I've been asked not to distribute them, so if a French speaker were to ask Igor, I think he might be willing to enlist your aid, as his English is rather limited. He told me he would like to make this game better known to English speaking audiences. Go to his page if you wish to find his email address. Anyway, the advanced rules look really cool, and far better emulate a strategy game within the movie framework.

Igor wrote on 2005-05-25 UTC
Hello, There is another webiste about the dejarik holochess (star wars chess variant played by chewie and R2D2) with complete the rules in english and french at : http://zeelay.free.fr/star-wars-artisanal/index.htm The gameplay is interesting and pretty looks like the game played by the wookie and the droid ;) Regards, Igor.

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