[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Chess on a 12 by 12 board. Orthodox chess but with additional squares around the setup. (12x12, Cells: 144) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating] Doug Vogel wrote on Thu, May 24, 2007 05:30 PM UTC:Its been a while since I looked in here, but I've been playing this game occasionally with friends. Our skill levels are, putting it kindly, rather low. However I noticed that over many games, as my friends became accustomed to the larger playing field, modified their style of play to take advantage of the added space. Generalizing from this admittedly limited sample set I suspect equally matched opponents, when first exposed to a 12x12 game, would initially play in their comfort zones, i.e. a traditional 8x8 game, but start experimenting with the bigger field over time. I will admit that the first and last 2 rows 'behind' the pieces are typically empty until well into the end game.