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Canoness Chess. Chess with Cannons and Canonesses (Vaos) on a differently-shaped board. (10x10, Cells: 88) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-03-13 UTCGood ★★★★
I played just one game and I think it's very good. It is a logical and well balanced combination of pieces and gameplay is interesting. Games do not have to be original. Games have do be designed for getting played, that's all.

Andy wrote on 2006-09-19 UTC
Yes good point. Playtesting is always best way to decide.

Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-09-19 UTC
Thanks for commenting.

I'm sure there are many variants that include the Cannon and/or Vao among Western pieces. I mention two of them in the introduction above. The variant Yáng Qí for example, which is of course more ambitious than mine. I don't know of any, however, that use the Morley-shaped board.

And Pawns might look nice on those squares, and I indeed tested the game with them, but they allow the Canoness/Bishop pairs to attack them almost immediately, which I think hampers opening play.

Andy wrote on 2006-09-17 UTC
Looks like good game. I don't know how original, though. Hasn't something very similar already been done? And if was me, I would include z2z7i2i7 pawns, if no other reason than looks like they should be there.

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