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It was last modified on: 2005-05-02
 By Bruce  Leban. d10 Chess. Roll a ten sided die (d10) every turn to determine which pieces may be moved. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2013-08-04 UTC

I didn't say I didn't like the game with dice. It is good too (and better than some of the similar games). However, I find that if there is some form of hidden information which is partially decided at random, that makes it more interesting too (although Game Courier and Zillions do not support this).

George Duke: You say I have "over half a dozen of the fifty", but I don't know if you want to count 123456 Chess because although it uses dice, it doesn't use randomness (Chaotic Chess is the other game with this property) (maybe randomness should be another category).


George Duke wrote on 2013-08-02 UTC
Originally Chess was supposed to be played with dice in 4-player Chaturanga. The CVPage Index has under ''Other Chess Variants'' subsection Chess With Dice, which shows about 50 CVs more still being invented. /// Added 3.Aug.13. A. Black himself the other recent commenter has the main specialization in the Dice genre with over half a dozen of the fifty. Let's start with and place Chess With Wickets first, requiring dice as it does, at first not very familiar with these cvs but for Chaturanga itself. Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_Beach

(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2013-07-30 UTC
I agree this one looks better than the other chess game involving the dice. However, a variant would be to use cards to involve some hidden information into the game too. (Example: Make a deck four cards of each rank one to ten, each player get one card. On your turn pick up another card (if there are no more left, mix up the cards that have been discarded to renew the draw pile), and then choose one card to play. If you pass you have to discard both and pick up one card (so you always end up with one card); you pass only if neither card gives you a capability to move. This game would affect the probabilities though; maybe you have a different idea to make with cards.)

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2005-07-01 UTCGood ★★★★
I'm impressed by the fact that this game rose above the expectations I initially had when I saw that it was played with dice. I haven't been very impressed with other dice games, such as Vegas Fun Chess. But this game seems to be better thought out and looks like it will require more skill than some of its cousins.

Greg Strong wrote on 2005-06-30 UTCGood ★★★★
This is an interesting way to add some element of chance to the game of Chess, as well as some additional strategy; you have to not only figure out possible continuations, but also what the chances are at each stage. But, your rules are simple enough that it is not hard at all to determine the probability of being able to move any given piece. It also has the nice side-effect of leveling piece values.

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