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cuppajoe9





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Canada
Tue Jun 3 2008 5:04AM | MsgID: 9359301


Originally posted by: "beowulframa"
I forgot who, but people have increased the size of the board, and added new pieces




That would be José Raul Capablanca. He increased the width of the board two squares, and added two pieces: the chancellor, which has both the moves of a rook and a knight, and the archbishop, which has the moves of a bishop and a knight. I've never played myself. Sounds fiendishly complicated.



Ralph436458

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United States
Mon Mar 3 2008 9:06PM | MsgID: 8768783


I own a Star Trek chess set. It even has a leaded glass cover.

The rules work and it's a fun variation on the normal chess game. I'll post more details if anyone is that interested in it.



yankee64



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Norway
Sat Dec 22 2007 10:35AM | MsgID: 8265586


i can actually remember the star trek chess board. it would have been a dream come true to own one, but unfortunalety i didn't. last time i saw them were at a star trek convention in new yorks madison square garden in the seventies.



kingscrusher





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United Kingdom
Sat Jul 21 2007 9:56AM | MsgID: 7249893


I will be moving this thread to the dedicated Chess Variants forum shortly



diamond_dog



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England
Sat Jul 21 2007 9:34AM | MsgID: 7249823


i not surprised it died a death, now i know why spock always had that smug look when playing,iam going to try and get hold of some of these strange variants, and try and entice the brother in law around for a game



TheNavigator





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United Kingdom
Sat Jul 21 2007 9:22AM | MsgID: 7249787


Yes you are right, someone worked out a way to play it. I remember seeing it on telly once. The boards effectively overlapped and a piece could influence squares on one board and also move to another board. Must of been a nightmare trying to calculate 3 moves ahead, it too died a dusty death.



diamond_dog



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England
Sat Jul 21 2007 8:41AM | MsgID: 7249679


Originally posted by: "TheNavigator"
I used to have Hexagonal chess back in the 70's, which at the time gained some popularity. It was actually a very good game using the same pieces as traditional chess, however I believe there were three bishops and nine pawns. I still have it in my loft somewhere, I would suggest that it's actually an improvement in alot of ways and it would take along time to get played out. The problem was finding someone else to play it, pre internet days of course, and that's why it faded away I suppose.



I believe you could buy the chess set they used in star trek.if i remember rightly it was played on 3 boards on 3 different levels,but my memory might be playing tricks on me



TheNavigator





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United Kingdom
Fri Jul 20 2007 10:56PM | MsgID: 7247971


I used to have Hexagonal chess back in the 70's, which at the time gained some popularity. It was actually a very good game using the same pieces as traditional chess, however I believe there were three bishops and nine pawns. I still have it in my loft somewhere, I would suggest that it's actually an improvement in alot of ways and it would take along time to get played out. The problem was finding someone else to play it, pre internet days of course, and that's why it faded away I suppose.



diamond_dog



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England
Fri Jul 20 2007 9:43AM | MsgID: 7243547


Originally posted by: "No6"
this is a link to an index of all the known chess variants. to see the site "click here"

bcnu6



thanks for the info No6



diamond_dog



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England
Fri Jul 20 2007 9:40AM | MsgID: 7243539


thanks for the reply, i thought someone would have come up with the idea,just interested in the differences in the openings,middle game and endings,i would think with the middle game, especially with that much extra space to play in, the game would probably be drawn out longer,the endings would be much the same,and the openings would allow developement to be easier and faster.but because of the space you could become oversretched and vunerable at the rear, much the same as in a real battle



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