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It was last modified on: 2003-08-11
 By Jason  Shields. Nuclear Chess. When pieces take, the square becomes impassable and all surrounding pieces disappear. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2008-04-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This game is quite fun... though I think White's initiative might be a bit stronger... anyway, I played the Java applet here: Game Page:

http://www.angelfire.com/pq/YAHOSHUAH/nuclear.html

And had a fun quick 4 games. I think the applet might not be very strong... but you get a good idea of the explosive and addictive nature of this game.


Tran Nguyan wrote on 2008-04-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Is there copy write for this game? I think I saw that some one is trying to market this as there own? I think you have to copy write this game. There also is a gambling version of this where antes are placed on the empty squares. Who wins the game by eliminating the king keeps the money. Good game.

The Boar wrote on 2007-07-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

I can vouch for the authenticity of Mr. Shields' creation of DeadSquare, as I helped him play test it on the Portland streets in the mid 90's. I also coined the term 'DeadSquare', and helped codify the standard rules of play for this website.

Mr. Shields was the one to submit his concept for computer development. The basic principle of exploding squares is surely not unique when developing variants, any previous claims are without merit.


Jack McMahan wrote on 2007-01-11 UTCPoor ★

We were playing 'Nuclear Chess' on chess boards at Reed College in the early 80's, first without the dead spot. We shortly added the spot with some interesting twists...and the results are finally being computerized. I unfortunately came across this site while looking to see if any of my co-designers had worked on the project...you are not one of them.

Portlander, what did you invent?


DiscoNeckTed wrote on 2002-11-13 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Very Elegant and Tactical, One of my Faves.

Koa Sunaka wrote on 2002-10-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Very fun game sir.

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