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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1999-10-01
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: L. J. Weijden. Novo Chess. War game chess variant from the Netherlands, 1937. (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2003-08-15 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
In 1937 Novo Chess became the first design to utilize all four modern fundamental game pieces Rook, Knight, Bishop and Falcon. On its ninety-six(96) squares (8x12), Novo's fourteen (14)piece types, each within certain special features, correspond to these more familiar game pieces: General,General Staff = King; Mil. Eng. Unit, Red Cross, Artillery, Tank = Rook; Airship, Bicycle Unit(up to 2 sqs)= Bishop; Ship, Submarine = Queen; Airplane = Knight; Motor Unit = Falcon; Infantry = Pawn; [Spy: all seven possible]. Great write-up of a game that actually achieved some popularity for a time.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-08-09 UTCGood ★★★★
This could almost count as a 3d variant as the air/land/water pieces notionally pass over/under each other. The Miltary Engineering Unit could be an interesting addition to Xiang Qi, to help Elephants across the River. I particularly like the Bicycle Unit - very evocative of NW Europe.

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