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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Mark Hedden.

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George Duke wrote on 2005-02-23 UTC
'GHI,LargeCV': The offshoot Europan is a definite improvement, because Ganymede's twelve piece-types confusingly have additional ten different promotees; although twenty-two reduces to about 17.0 piece-types, counting the potential group of them 0.5 each for comparison. Spearman borrows from Centennial Chess. 'Wall' takes up two squares at once, moves Rook-like, must rotate to point the other way, and altogether belongs in sub-cross-thread including Giant(Dev), Cobra, and Giant-King--pieces taking up more than a square. Where each of those others cover 4 squares, Ganymede's Wall covers 2 squares. Mark Hedden: 'In this game, like Shogi and its variants, most of the pieces promote'. But Shogi promotions are logical, not these.

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