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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-08-13
 Author: Arvind  Pillai. Inventor: Tarun  Gupta and Arvind  Pillai. Jurassic Chess. Dinosaur based chess variant played with regular chess pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2012-12-02 UTC

One possible symmetric varant: Use all pieces and set up as FIDE chess. The king (one of the two T-rex each player has) is automatically considered general. Place checkers underneath to represent a T-rex having been hit once.

(Alternatively, use rooks to represent T-rex so that they can be flipped once hit?)


Anonymous wrote on 2010-03-30 UTC
What is elephant?!!!

2nd LT SOCOURES wrote on 2007-07-25 UTCGood ★★★★
FUN!AND GREAT IF YOU HAVE ONLY 1 CHESS SET

bert wrote on 2004-08-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
cool game! are you going to keep improving on this game?

Joseph wrote on 2004-06-25 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
well it is quite a good game. very original. i think the idea of a general should be implemented in more games. i love those whacky moves.. especially the utaraptor attacks... you can never see them comin. being a dino-buff myself (when i was a kid atleast) i'd have to say its a pretty impressive game.

Arvind Pillai wrote on 2004-04-27 UTC
yes it is true that a player with only velociraptors and pterodactyls would have a slight disadvantage but the disadvantages would be considerably lessened because: 1. the other player would have to face to problematic situation of destroying 4 velociraptors. 2. the utahraptors would be more or less demoralised since there are no velociraptors to build the attack. 3. the general would be able to kill elephant in a single try. 4. most of his attacks would be really slow (due to elephants)

Anonymous wrote on 2004-04-25 UTCGood ★★★★
Wouldn't it be better to have the four pieces that move 1/2 squares diagonally and two pieces that move 1/2 squares vertically or horizontally?

donna wrote on 2004-04-23 UTCGood ★★★★
hmmm i did play this game a few times since i saw the earlier comment. not a bad game at all. however i just have one query.. wouldnt a player with only pterodactyls and velociraptors have a disadvantage?

matt wrote on 2004-04-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
wow! nice game. i played a few games with my friend and we had loads of fun!! i recommend playing this game. its very different.

Arvind Pillai wrote on 2003-08-18 UTC
Im glad you guys liked my game. im thinking about improving this game further. could you suggest some new peices.

tee wrote on 2003-08-17 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
very nice game!!!keep up the good work

Anonymous wrote on 2003-08-15 UTCGood ★★★★
not a bad game. the utahraptor and the t-rex are fun to use and i like the idea of the general.

arvind pillai wrote on 2003-08-14 UTC
note that there is a mistake in the third line of the description of the utahraptor. However if it attacks an elephant it is put back to its original position. elephant is supposed to be t-rex.

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