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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-11-08
 By Antoine  Fourrière. Jacks and Witches 84. Variant on 84 squares with special pieces and special squares. (12x8, Cells: 84) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2016-09-23 UTCGood ★★★★

More could be done in other CVs with the Transporter or Teleporter cells of 2002 Jacks & Witches.

Jeremy Good wrote on 2007-08-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Easily one of the most creative, original and enjoyable chess variants so far invented, well done!

George Duke wrote on 2005-03-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
'JKL,LargeCV': Done under constraint of 84 squares, the transporter squares might work even better at remote regions of a decimal chess, say a2 etc. or b3 etc. Most likely Witches' dragging is unique and has good potential elsewhere. Games will go over outside Chess Variant Page having exotic pieces combined with orthodox pieces, as in Jacks & Witches. Cannon/Canon as flip piece; Murray Lion; Witch as Immobilizer. Finally, Jack's moving out of its Eye(See Rules) works by definitely-underutilized geometry that could be transposed to normal rectangular board experimentally.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2003-08-04 UTCGood ★★★★
I wrote the last comment. Antoine, have you tried this game without the hole in the middle of the board?. (It is not Bilateral Chess, I mean Jacks and Witches without the killed squares)

Anonymous wrote on 2003-08-04 UTCGood ★★★★
The game is very interesting, but the game play is a little strange, you have to coordinate tactics in each side of the board. It is not an easy matter the planification of strategies, because it is deep and dynamics can change a lot from a side to another. I have made a few tests of game play against Zillions, and I must admit that I'm not still a good player of this game, some practice is needed, but it is funny!

Peter B. Aronson wrote on 2002-11-17 UTCGood ★★★★
Could you explain this sentence: 'A Witch drags a piece on a teleporter by teleporting in the other direction.' -- I have no idea what it means. <p> Thanks!

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