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Ven Chess. Moves are written down by both players before making the moves simultaneously. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Graham M Smith wrote on 2004-12-09 UTC
Michael - I think your description is very apt.

'Strong element of bluff, significant element of chance, opportunity for
skill and planning.'

Ven chess is much more similar to a battle simulation than chess is
itself.

Graham Smith wrote on 2004-12-03 UTC
Thanks for the feedback Michael - I rated it excellent to generate some
comment, it obviously worked for the wrong reason. I am now aware of the
unwritten protocol. 

What did you think of the game anyway despite my little faux pas?

Graham Smith wrote on 2004-12-02 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
An excellent game that anybody with a sense of adventure, a chess set, a
piece of paper, a pencil and an opponent can play.

Gives the effect of simultaneous play. The alternating movement phase
gives a whole new dynamic that is not available in ordinary chess.

The fear of a Vengeance move can stop your strategy in it's tracks.


Find that pen/paper/friend, and let me know how you get on.

Good Luck

Graham

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