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It was last modified on: 2006-12-22
 By Greg  Strong. Hubbub. A variant of Bruhaha with more short-range pieces. (8x8, Cells: 72) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2007-03-06 UTCGood ★★★★
Looks like a good game.

However, I would probably like it better if :

* Bishop are replaced by FADs or Omega Wizards (in the corner squares,)
* Lions are replaced by Elephants (Ferz+Alfil,) and
* Gryphon is replaced by Elephant+Scout.

What do you think ?

MHowe wrote on 2007-03-02 UTCGood ★★★★
Good, balanced, aesthetically pleasing game. One concern I would have is the bishops opposing each other on the long diagonals, which might cramp opening play, making it undesirable to castle and hard to develop rooks. What about swapping bishops for knights in the array?

David Paulowich wrote on 2007-03-01 UTCGood ★★★★

Interesting use of 'color alternating' pieces here. On an empty board, the nonleaping Dwar moves to the same 16 squares as the Gryphon. In Jetan, the Dwar makes exactly three Wazir-moves.

Greg, I really hate the way a lone King can hide from a Rook in those 'Omega Chess corners'. Why not stretch Gustav III's Chess to a 10x10 board with missing squares from x1-x8 and z1-z8, in your notation. As I commented on the Gustav III Game Courier Preset: all the usual forced mates seem to work there - also a King and two Cannons can mate a lone king - which can only happen after a terrible blunder on a rectangular board. [EDIT] Greg points out that I missed the disappearing extra squares rule in this variant. Added my rating.


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