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Millennium Chess A game information page
. Commercial variant on 15 by 8 board with almost twice the normal set of pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Rich Hutnik wrote on Tue, May 20, 2008 03:49 PM UTC:
Preset for this game is up here:

Robert wrote on Fri, Nov 2, 2007 10:42 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
I am not an avid player of chess. Many reasons. Yet when I was first
introduced to the inventor of this game whom is wheel chair bound, I
became hooked in playing the Millennium Chess Game after playing Bruce
Gustin and listening to his story of how he came to invent this game. I
now donated my time to help others play the game. My third player I ever
showed how to play was a six year old that after playing this game six
times I could not beat him. After six years this boy became a young man
and is now a RATED CHESS PLAYER. I been playing this game for seven years
now and every game I learn new moves, building my confidence, Yes
CHECKMATE can be made in six moves knowing there are 60 pieces in play .
Others might say why make change or it is a poor game they are so cheated
and spoiled and lack the ability to see that this game doesn't take long
to conquer the great play moves that is a given in a larger Battlefield.
Also if you wanted to the boards can be set up to play conventional chess
game. Therefore you need not have two separate game boards. Millennium
Chess offers Four different game boards with two sets of pieces for  great
prices. A roll-up board on up to a Wooden Board. The largest is a Grand
Master Board. I own Both. I just saw on the Discover Channel a Clip on how
they found a 15x4 game board  and it could be the first Chess game board
that dates back 3000 years. Makes me wonder did we fool ourselves with the
current standard chess game or did we forget that there is always room to
expand our abilities to grow? Those that rate this game poor are those
that have failed themselves because they didn't have the ability to
develop such a great game? Write to [email protected] they will
give you the number to the inventor and  chat with him about his game or
just go to the Dutchess County Fair Grounds  next August they been there
for the last seven years and it just amazes me  to see the thrill on those
that play this game of Millennium Chess. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Also I have a
link so you can play it on line ~ send a request to me at
[email protected] or check out their MSN GROUP TO PLAY (COPY AND

spoulin wrote on Tue, Apr 19, 2005 05:56 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
This is an excellent educational game.

First, it deals with most of the regular rules of the classic chess game.

Second, the pieces move like the classic chess game.

Third, when a player can foresee and defend an attack from two queens and
a bishop, that player can easily defend itself from most attacks in the
classic chess game.

Finally, kids and adults alike flock to this game when they are familiar
with Millenium Chess and given a choice.

Crono5788 wrote on Wed, Feb 23, 2005 03:47 AM UTC:Good ★★★★
I generally don't play chess much, but I happened to like this game since it gave me more opprotunities to screw up than in a normal chess game, and it felt like I was learning more about Chess faster than playing a normal game...<br> It also feels more laid back whenever I play it. In games of normal chess, my opponent always seems to be competitive and have a lot of pride in his ability. He also tends to gloat a lot when he wins, which gets on my nerves, because it's rare for me to play chess (partly due to this reason). I generally only play once or twice a year now, but it never was more than once or twice a month.<br> Since this game is a variant, and everyone I've ever played was just as new as me, the games feel more relaxed.<br> Though I honestley don't understand how someone can get so worked up and competitive in a game of chess, and then turn down a game of Street Fighter III...

Mark Thompson wrote on Tue, Mar 30, 2004 12:06 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
People like chess variants for lots of reasons, and some prefer the more
exotic variants that depart from usual chess with unusual pieces or rules:
you don't find that in Millennium Chess. But, without diminishing the
exotics, I like the more modest variants also. I've played this one and
found it to be pretty good. And yes, it did seem to improve my skills at
usual chess, at least temporarily -- or at least my confidence level. When
you come back to 8x8 after a few games you have this strange feeling:
'Why, this game will be SIMPLE!' 

I haven't tried the other variants that are approximately double width
and so I can't opine on how this one compares with them. I once
communicated briefly with the inventor, who said that while developing
M.C. he tried other versions (among them, 8x16) and rejected them. He says
having two rooks in the center of the board is too much power there. I
expect the choice among wide chesses will also come down to personal

Mary wrote on Mon, Mar 29, 2004 09:20 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
I have watched hundreds, literally, hundreds of kids and parents of all ages, all over the country, play this game. With the exception of the chess 'purist' who dislikes any variant, they all LOVE this game. It takes only a few rule variations to learn to begin playing. The game is exciting with enormous power coming from double the number of pieces. Everyone loves having two kings. 'It's like having two lives.' remarked one young chess player. The real game is far better than the one contained on this site. Give the real game a try.

Scott wrote on Sun, Mar 28, 2004 07:35 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
This is a very fun game. I acctually met the inventor of the Game @ the Dutchess County Fair in NY. He was nice enought to kick my butt @ a game. Hope he makes a million $$ Fun game...I bought a roll up board & pieces for under $40, all my friends love it.

Anonymous wrote on Sun, Feb 1, 2004 08:17 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
<B>This game is terrific.</B> Since it utilizes most of the rules of chess, it really does reinforce actual chess skills (I think a bit better than chess variants with non-standard pieces). I have found that games played involved fascinating complexities and positions. Games also challenge a player's ability to focus and track multiple attacking themes on the same board. I have had so much fun with my millenium chess set, that I would recommend it to anyone who loves chess.

Anonymous wrote on Sat, Jul 26, 2003 05:13 AM UTC:Poor ★
Because it was so expensive i made my own board.  The new setup does add
interesting effects to the game.  BUT  it took so long to finish the game
and your attention is divided in so many ways.  I heard that the average
game of chess is 50 moves... just imagine the average of this game!! What
happened to the small chess battles?

people like chess variants for many reasons.   I like them because they
have new pieces.  But in this case the board is TOO big and I have to
REALLY plan everything out.  The Omega and Gothic chess boards are my king
of boards.  And they don't have twice the set of pieces.  There are no
new pieces!!  You still have the old ones doing the things they always

that is why i gave millennium chess a poor.

Anonymous wrote on Fri, Jan 24, 2003 10:16 PM UTC:
It would be very similar to double chess if it weren't for the two kings.

🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on Fri, Jan 24, 2003 06:29 PM UTC:Poor ★
A hyped up commercial variant that doesn't even offer a single fairy

SKILLS!', it's probably because Gothic Chess was patented only in the
United States, and most variants have not been patented at all. After all,
just about any Chess variant can help you improve your Chess skills.

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