[ 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 Madness of Kings Chess. The Kings are, simply put, insane!! (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Gary Gifford wrote on 2007-02-02 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Thanks Abdul-Rahman Sibahi, and Joe - Abdul is correct, I mentioned the 'owner' putting his own King in check (Joe, this is not the same as your trick; different King involved). Thus, as Abdul-Rahman states, 'The player owning the king must not put his king in check . . .' - My main point then, can one win by capturing a King? Or is checkmate the only way? Joe Joyce wrote on 2007-02-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Ah, of course! Pardon the brain-glitch. The more I think about it, the more I like this game. I think it's an excellent modest variant*: a single, really sneaky idea that should have more and more effect as the game goes on and piece density drops. But even in the beginning, a player has to be careful to not lose control of his or her king. Everything needs to be carefully choreographed to keep the king surrounded and under control at all times. Castling is apparently far more difficult, as once you clear the pieces between the K and R out, your opponent can just move the king 2, blocking the rook into the corner and requiring some serious maneuvering to free it without exposing the king to madness. Is this not true? I might like a few more pieces to keep the king calm; now I see some good use for all those pieces in some large variants... ;-) You might try this in Rennchess or some of the Great chesses. *That's why I've rated it again, this time as a modest variant. Joe Joyce wrote on 2007-01-31 UTCGood ★★★★A very interesting Modest Variant and comment on things in general. This game gives you a very good reason to castle and put the king into his padded cell fortress, for everyone's protection. Endgames in this could get a little bizarre - love to see some. I don't fully understand the 'move the enemy king into check but not checkmate' rule, though. All in all, a very nice idea. 3 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.