[ 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 ]Comments by Edwin WilhelmLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierCan someone review Bishops The Game?[Subject Thread] [Add Response] Edwin Wilhelm wrote on Thu, Sep 7, 2017 04:02 PM UTC:Could I get some volunteers to review this game ? It can be played at: chess4321.com or bishopsthegame.com any questions email me at [email protected] Thanks and best Regards Edwin J Wilhelm NOST: kNights Of the Square Table. kNights Of the Square Table.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating] Edwin Wilhelm wrote on Fri, Apr 14, 2006 01:27 PM UTC:If someone from 'Nost' could email attach me all of their old webpages, I could resurrect it for FREE , and keep it active online for a year or two maybe. Then teach some new people how to keep the site up. email me at [email protected] thx Ed Bishops. Commercial four-player game.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating] Edwin Wilhelm wrote on Thu, Mar 23, 2006 12:29 AM UTC:Yes, that was a prototype too. I paid for 40 pieces from China , received 20. Some got lost on the boat I guess. The design work and build was free though. To order, it would need to be 10,000 pieces minimum. ...lots of moolah needed. :) I could resurrect it at some future date. It should not say 'Chess' on the cover and notice the white and black pieces were backwards in the cover pic. minor problems tho... These guys gave a good review in their May/June 1999 magazine, http://www.chessvariants.com/nost.html page 8 Mr John J McCallion ( NOST ) likes the game concept and rules. No, the website will be at Netfirms......its free. later Ed Edwin Wilhelm wrote on Wed, Mar 22, 2006 10:15 PM UTC:here is some pics of small game board http://www.yellowmall.ca/Bishops/FRONT.jpg http://www.yellowmall.ca/Bishops/BACK.jpg thx Ed $10 US plus shipping Edwin Wilhelm wrote on Wed, Mar 22, 2006 09:54 PM UTC:There are several small travel versions available for $10 US plus shipping. I will see if I can get a picture posted. Ed Edwin Wilhelm wrote on Tue, Mar 21, 2006 01:56 AM UTC:''Kings may enter their own coloured corner square and become immune from check or checkmate, provided that both of their Bishops are not captured. When a King enters his corner square, both of his Bishops obtain the power of a Queen instantly. If both Bishops are captured, the King must on his next move return to an unoccupied space around the corner square, but may not move into check. If the King cannot re-enter then he must wait (miss a turn) until a square is available. '' ......I had to re-read the rules, it does say only the power of a queen. I had thought of a computer version making it a queen image,, but the Bishops will stay as they appear and just gain the POWER of a queen. No werries now about transwatever. Bishops rules on certain webpages have not been updated.....it is ANY corner square....the King may enter ANY corner square. This allows a quick castle to the King side and into the opponents corner square. each side has a heraldic emblem,, each emblem contains colours of all the opponents. Hence the ongoing mideaval battle ...wars generally involve 2 sides , right vs wrong so to speak,, but often there are many opponents not just 2. Who is right and who is wrong. Hence a game for 4. White is the Helmet. Grey is the Shield. Black is the Sword. Pink is the Torch. I pledge my head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, My health to better living; A spinoff of the 4H motto. Any 4H clubs out there are welcome to start a Bishops Club or add it to your roster. The 4 corner squares emblems and mottos of the sides are molded after the 4H motto. In order for any side to win, they cannot ignore their 2 neighbours on their right. For if they do they will also lose. Therefore helping one or two of your enemies is sometimes needed. A trait not found in many games, while still playing offensive to the left. Any Chess Variant must also withstand the unswerving wrath of Chess purists. In fact and I agree, all Chess Variants will fail this challenge. However when I invented Bishops, I did not intend it to replace Chess, as nothing could ever. However with the ending played 'as Chess' it may calm some purists and lull them into buying a game of Bishops from me. Or 2 or 3 or 1,000,000 or .....geepers.....pinch me, Im dreaming I think. later GreyBishop99 PS ...There is one false rule which must remain until the right time. Edwin Wilhelm wrote on Tue, Mar 21, 2006 12:00 AM UTC:Actually....its Knights...originally in 1991 I thought to give the Bishops the power of Knights!! From a speed playing view point and power , I think Knights hold lots of power. The idea of having the King in sanctuary was to speed the game up ,, with more power on the board. I think if the Bishops are given power of Knights it might work? Thus no controversial issues regarding the S word. later Edwin Wilhelm wrote on Mon, Mar 20, 2006 11:54 PM UTC:Hi, Holy geepers , yer right. Me being a ordinary hetero guy I never thought of the gender or sex issue , just the moving of the pieces and there power on the board. If the Bishops were transformed to a Queen piece or on a computer game , it would appear a bit transgenderish. We can blame religion on this problem. So now what do I do. This is going to be a major rule revision for sure. The name has to stay Bishops. Its copyrighted and everything. Plus its a neat name. Off the top of my head I have no ideas how to correct this problem. I will need a day or two maybe. Maybe some other ppl can give ideas. Its obvious we cant have a Bishop undergoing a sex change. This will save money on extra Queen pieces however for the board version. Actually if the Bishops stay Bishops and only gain the POWER of a Queen, whats wrong with that? later thx, I missed that , silly me. Edwin Wilhelm wrote on Mon, Mar 20, 2006 01:44 PM UTC:Well I will try to answer some of the questions so far. Like I say I had a big reply to Gary and since I put in BOTH my ID and name it rejected it and then when I come back to the editing section all the words are gone. That is SO frustrating. So this problem can be fixed I know somehow so the webmasters should try and fix it. It could cause a loss of customers. :) Regarding the name Bishops , it is named Bishops because of the Bishops Rule in the game. When a King enters any corner square he is in Sanctuary then and his Bishops immediately become Queens. When 2 Queens are captured the King must re-enter the playing area on his turn. If he cannot enter without being in Check, then that player misses a turn. He could theoretically be stopped from further play in the game and thus lose. Now I see there is 3 more posts about the Pink issue. I admit to defeat on the pink board, dis i say that already? But here is the reason for the colours. Chess has 2 sides , white and black. So a 50-50 mix of white and black will give you Grey. Notice the English spelling of Grey , as I am Canadian. Hence not Gray. Also a 50-50 mix of white and blood red would produce a Pink. As i said I am not a lover of Red or Blue or Green for Chess pieces. But anyway the Pink has to stay for the Chess Pieces , otherwise I will be fire the whole engineering department and hire new people. ( kidding ) In summary I hope some people can ACTUALLY play Bishops and rate it, irregardless if you want to buy a game or not. You can paint some spare chess pieces and put extra squares on your coffee table or something. It may be easier to just order a game from me for $48 US total and have a collectors item as well. The Long version ends 'as Chess' remember and theoretically when all the pieces return to the 64 square playing area it is Chess. The Short version simply ends when one palyer forces a Checkmate of the player to his left. ie Black Checkmates Pink. Any technical questions , just ask. ........actually I think I just cause a minor wording change revision in the rules. When 2 of the 3 Queens are captured makes sense, it does not have to be the 2 original Bishops. because then identical pieces can be used in the board version. In a computer game the computer would know when 2 of the 3 Queens are captured and the next move would need to be the King entering the playing area again. Ed ( The Inventor of Bishops ) Edwin Wilhelm wrote on Tue, Mar 14, 2006 02:10 PM UTC:The word ugly is inappropriate. The colour of the squares can be altered. Its the rules and play that matter. To play the game of Bishops first you have to buy it or make a home made version on your coffee table maybe. Then you will see how excellent it is. With double the squares and 3 opponents it could be said there is an element of chance in the game. 10 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.