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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-06-05
 Author: Jeff  Rients. Enochian Chess. Four-player team variant of the Golden Dawn. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2012-04-03 UTCPoor ★
'My board merely gives the king the elbow room that a personage of his
rank is due.' Not only is this extra corner square confusing, but in the
Golden Dawn game Osiris starts the game standing off the board completely
which indicates his status representing Spirit rather than a terrestrial
element, so the extra square is completely unnecessary. He is transferred
onto the corner square when moving, or when the piece in the corner square
vacates, or when checked (both pieces on the square come under attack
incidentally). Once either the King or sharing piece moves off the corner
square they can never again share the same space. 

Regarding any 'non-divination' non-magickal rules, these actually exist
historically in the Alpha Omega GD instructions and are called the 'Lesser
Battle Formulae' so I can see little point inventing a new version of

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2012-04-02 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
The 'Queen' in this game moves like an 'Alibaba'.
It does say there is a special rule about queen capturing another queen and 
to look in 'rules' section, but i can't seem to see anything.
Edit: oh capture might be 'concourse of queens' rule.

Anyway, would this be the first appearance of an 'Alibaba' in a game?
Anyone know of an earlier game with the 'Alibaba', or, any old game it 
plays in?

Anonymous wrote on 2007-10-14 UTCGood ★★★★
From someone that has studied enochian, I perferred his articles approach.
'This is how one plays the 'game.'

I've been a member of the yahoo group for enochian chess for about 6 mos.
this article is much more frank in how the board and pieces are used.

Thank you!

Steve Nichols wrote on 2006-05-17 UTCPoor ★
Completely misses the point (and most of the information).
Enochian Chess is a Divination game, the important factor being the Ptah
placement (not even mentioned). Look up my information on Enochian Chess
in David Pritchard's Variant Encyclopedia

Ian wrote on 2004-06-20 UTCGood ★★★★
I had a question regarding the board used. You state in the rules that the corner squares of the board are twice the size of any other square, but the 'air board' depicted doesn't seem to have this trait. Is this a mistake? Or did the Golden Dawn also use coins at the corners of the board to represent the larger squares?

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