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Makarenko's Chess. Pieces are stacks which can be split and combined to create other pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Michael Nelson wrote on Wed, Mar 6, 2019 04:24 PM UTC:

Definitely reverse the values of bishop and rook. I suppose the prohibtion on splitting the last king even to form another king is to limit the king's mobity, else last king facing capture could move as a split off a bishop and fuse with a rook all the  way accross the board. I wonder if this prohibition is needed for playabilty. My guess is that the case where my king is captured, I capute the enemy king, but opponent can't form a new king on the next turn would be a draw. I think I would prefer the simpler rule "a player who has no king at the start of his turn loses."

John Lawson wrote on Fri, Jan 11, 2019 01:40 PM UTC:

Heck, unstack all the pieces, and turn the game into Maharaja and the Sepoys.

Greg Strong wrote on Mon, Jan 7, 2019 12:59 AM UTC:

This is certianly an interesting idea.  The assignment of chip count to pieces though seems strange.  Why should a rook only be 3 chips?  It seems you'd immediately want to turn your bishops and knights into rook+pawns.

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