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 By Jose  Carrillo. Petteia XXI. A 21st century variant on an ancient Draughts-like game of the Roman empire. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
louisxii wrote on 2017-09-13 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

One of the few examples of variants that are actually better than the original. 

Some people take a normal chess game, add a piece that combines the abilities of a knight and a Bishop, and already call it a new variant. This game, however, is a complete reinvention of its ancient predecessor. Many additional rules have made this game much more enjoyable, and have given it a completely new feeling. It actually feels really realistic; you can almost see the formations of hoplites rolling onto each other, pushing each other back, and finally forcing the losing party to retreat. But be careful not to advance too far, otherwise it might happen that a few swift skirmishers come charging from the other side of the board and fall into the flanks of your formations. And isolated soldiers have to take great care that they don't get simply overwhelmed and crushed in between their enemies. 

This is not just some of those minor variations. This game is just as elaborate, just as complex, and just as much fun as original  chess itself. Try it at least twice and see. 


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