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Raft Chess. Part of the board is a lake, where rafts can transport pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Michael Nelson wrote on 2003-11-30 UTC
I like Charles' thinking on this game also.  Whatever the inventor's
intent, I like the idea of the third thru sixth ranks all being water so
that you can't get to the enemy back ranks without using rafts.

Moves from one land square to another must be legal, as otherwise the King
is immobile.

It should be legal to give or avoid check, mate, or stalemate by moving a
raft.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-11-30 UTCGood ★★★★
Can pieces moves entirely on land without involving a Raft? Is checkmate by moving a Raft allowed? It seems odd that files a-b are entirely land rather than, say, a and h. Are you sure that a-b 3-6 really is land, and not a particular example of a placing of Rafts?

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