[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Rated Comments for a Single ItemLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Cylindrical Chess. Sides of the board are supposed to be connected. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Greg Strong wrote on 2019-05-26 UTCExcellent ★★★★★The page for this game was very old and the content wasn't really appropriate as a formal description of this historic game, so I have completely rewritten it. The original version can still be found here. Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-03-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★In interesting variant that has a board geometry somewhat like that of Circular Chess. JT K wrote on 2017-04-23 UTCGood ★★★★I've heard of non-edge variants of chess, but I hadn't read this specific page until just recently. The game seems interesting and might eliminate the usual "going for the center in the opening" strategy. Still, I can't help but wonder if the king might be tough to mate if there are no right and left edges. Can a knight, bishop and king mate the lone opponent king? Maybe they should make a restriction on the king - he is restricted to the usual board edges perhaps? Anonymous wrote on 2010-04-14 UTCExcellent ★★★★★I think, it's best unusual way to play ever! pepperbeard wrote on 2006-11-12 UTCGood ★★★★I've enjoyed this variant since I read about it in a Thieves'World story (I believe it was 'Spiders of the Purple Mage'). In my experience, castling is essentially useless because there aren't any corners to hide in. Actually, I defeated one opponent because he relied on it. He also let me take out his queen with a pawn across the 'edge'. Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2006-10-17 UTCExcellent ★★★★★A possible rule to add that when castling normally the king moves two squares, when castling over the edge the king move three squares. The notation to this can simply be O-G , O-H , O-C and O-B . It depends on where the king lands. For discriptive notation : O-KN , O-R , O-B and O-QN . 6 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.