[ 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 Knightmare Chess. The American version of Tempete sur l'Echiquier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Kevin Pacey wrote on 2017-10-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Excellent concept, as somewhat borrowed from the original French variant. I'd suggest an alternative deck of cards, the same except for more child-friendly illustrations, might be used be used for when a child(ren) is playing the game. Matt wrote on 2005-10-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★I personally like the artwork, but really I couldn't care less. I'm really shocked that's even a topic of discussion here. It's an excellent game. I've played it hundreds of times, though sadly almost always with the same 2 or 3 people. Really very few players out there. I could suggest lots of little things that might have improved this or that (as with all games), but generally I find it better thoughout and more well ballanced that most games that you'll find on store shelves. I've also found that being good a chess is almost a *disadvantage* as it tempts you spend time trying to play for position, which is rarely worth the effort in this game. Anyway, I encourage everyone to try it. If you have questions, even pretty specific ones, feel free to email me at MChirchill (at) comcast (dot) net. Jeff wrote on 2003-10-12 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Strange, I think the art is wonderful and that's one of my favorite things about the game! It's images are dark and evocative, making you feel like you're in a medieval battle. I'm not a kid, so I don't care if it's PG or PG-13; it's certainly tame compared to the video games kids play. DarkKnight wrote on 2002-06-29 UTCPoor ★Although I´m glad to see this chess variant mentioned on this side, I´m somewhat surprised to see that so much negative is being commented on the dark design of the cards. It´s true, they could´ve chosen some other theme entirely, like the french 'cartoon' style or fairy-tale or whatever. Not only did SJG choose the gothic fantasy genre style, they´ve done some marvelous work on it. As for myself, the illustrations on the cards give me inspiration, a sort of storytelling on what really happens in the game. The dark tone may be somewhat frightenig for the younger audience, but so are the Grimm brothers stories as well. 4 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.