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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-01-24
Millennium Chess This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-01-24
. 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 2008-05-20 UTC
Preset for this game is up here: /play/pbm/play.php?game%3DMillennium+Chess%26settings%3DNC1

Robert wrote on 2007-11-02 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
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 PASTE)http://cc.msnscache.com/cache.aspx?q=72216638011756&mkt=en-US&lang=en-US&w=dd993e96&FORM=CVRE

spoulin wrote on 2005-04-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
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 2005-02-23 UTCGood ★★★★
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 2004-03-30 UTCGood ★★★★
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 tastes.

Mary wrote on 2004-03-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
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 2004-03-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
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 2004-02-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
<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 2003-07-26 UTCPoor ★
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 do. that is why i gave millennium chess a poor.

Anonymous wrote on 2003-01-24 UTC
It would be very similar to double chess if it weren't for the two kings.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2003-01-24 UTCPoor ★
A hyped up commercial variant that doesn't even offer a single fairy piece. If it's true that 'THIS IS THE ONLY CHESS GAME PATENTED IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA THAT WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE YOUR EXISTING CHESS 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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