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 By Gabrielle  Tomasko. Spookyhouse Chess. Strange and tricky dropchess.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Malcolm Webb wrote on 2017-10-28 UTC

The Ghost piece in the game "Black Ghost" can be captured, making it weaker than and very different from the Ghost in this game. So it is more like the Chess 2 game.

The game of "Pole Chess" has an uncapturable piece called the "Pole" which could go anywhere on the board, Piers Anthony mentioned this game and this piece in a science fiction novel in 1988. {Piers Anthony's description mentioned that there was one special circumstance in which the Pole could be captured, but he never described and apparently never worked out the "Pole-capturing" rule.} There is an article about Pole Chess on this website, as well as my own Zillions implementation of the game.


Gabrielle Tomasko wrote on 2017-10-28 UTC

Yes, though I ended up crediting Chess 2 since the piece is directly lifted from that game, including the fact that it cannot be captured. 


H. G. Muller wrote on 2017-10-27 UTC

I think the 'Ghost' actually was a Ralph Betza invention, decades before Chess 2 used it, in the game The Black Ghost.


Gabrielle Tomasko wrote on 2017-10-20 UTC

No castling.


Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-19 UTC

Can you castle?


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