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It was last modified on: 2004-05-30
 By Jack V. Cheiky. Geodesic Chess. Variation of hexagonal chess on a geodesic sphere with a few new pieces added. (Cells: 279) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jay Burnette wrote on 2007-09-12 UTCExcellent ★★★★★



I was wondering how a person can actually Make a #9 Geoboard, that has 272 cells/faces on it (like, from cardboard, or paperboard as I read in other comments). I've tried to find paper models of Geoboards on the Internet, but haven't had any luck finding any. If you know of any Web sites or something else that may help me make the Geoboard for Geodesic Chess, it would be appreciated. Thank you.

Gary Gifford wrote on 2005-10-30 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
The idea of playing on a sphere (composed of hexagons) is quite interesting. If I were to play this game I would like to try playing it on a 3D modeling-based program, such that I could click on the sphere and rotate it to view the various sectors. But maybe it is easier to use two 2D projection maps.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-06-09 UTCGood ★★★★
To be fair on Sue, 'there' could be interpreted as meaning 'in that place', i.e., on a Geodesic board, although if so it is oddly placed on the sentence: 'have noggins challenged there' would be more usual. As for 'elementry', that could be interpreted as a noun meaning a collection of elements (cf Jewry, legendry - note that the latter is distinct from the adjective legendary). It could even mean a regiment of elements (cf infantry, cavalry, artillery, camelry, yeomanry). After all, Shogi has pieces named after the elements Gold and Silver, and some of its variants have Copper as well. Perhaps Shogi is an 'elementry game'! The logical pronunciation would seem to be with the first syllable stressed.

Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2004-06-01 UTCGood ★★★★
Jack, have you considered using a Dymaxion projection to project the geodesic sphere to 2D and make a Game Courier implementation possible? The geodesic sphere is a very appealing concept for a board.

Sue wrote on 2004-06-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I think this game is Wonderful!!! I love a good challenge. To the guy who gave the game a poor rating because it seem to HARD or COMPLEX, Maybe you should go play elementry games. I think the concept of this game is fantastic! To the inventor of this game, You for you! I think Geodesic Chess is very interesting and will give those who like to have there nogins challenged a wonderful ride. Good luck!!!

Peter Leyva wrote on 2004-05-31 UTCGood ★★★★
Interesting layout for a chess game.  The originalilty of the pieces I have
to question, they're to close to my pieces in 'Palace Revolution'
(Templar knight & Squire pawn).  Well , what can I say if my pieces
inspired your pieces, thats great!  After all their moves are different
from my piece movement.

dtj wrote on 2004-05-31 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
A lovely idea. I can imagine a virtual realisation of this game presenting itself on-screen rather like a hologram, where one keys in one's move on a keypad (which can also control the spin of the globe) and perhaps watches and waits as the computer analyses the position and works out its reply - perhaps showing its thought processes with coloured graphics whizzing across the cells. Once could also imagine implementations with vast numbers of cells and the 'earth' divided into continents, and one merely watches as a supercomputer plays itself using a fantastic variety of pieces and weaponry. Glass Bead Game eat your heart out. Magnificent!

Jeff Rients wrote on 2004-05-30 UTCGood ★★★★
Although I'm not very interested in playing on a geodesic board, I like
the way the pentagons break up the playing field into sections.

Also, the Templar and Obelisk are interesting pieces.  Are they original
to this variant?

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