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Riftwalker Chess. A 4 dimensional game on a 3x3x3x3 board. (3x(3x(3x3)), Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ben Reiniger wrote on Wed, Jul 26, 2023 01:45 PM UTC in reply to Daniil Frolov from Tue Jul 25 04:28 PM:

@Daniil: Parton's Ecila was on (asymmetric) 2^6, and the Variant Chess magazine took up an interest in fleshing out rules. See https://www.chessvariants.com/rules/ecila#notes.


Daniil Frolov wrote on Tue, Jul 25, 2023 04:28 PM UTC:

I don't know how it plays but conceptually aesthetical. I were thinking of something similar but 6-dimensional: 2x2x2x2x2x=64.

~Daniil Frolov, lazy to remember the password.


💡📝Nick Fletcher wrote on Sat, Feb 4, 2023 02:36 PM UTC in reply to Ben Reiniger from Sun Jan 29 02:01 AM:

The queen and wizard don't slide then, correct?

That is correct.

Checkmate might be rather difficult here, but I haven't thought too much about it; the pieces are weaker than many 4D variants, but it's also a very small space.

It's been possible in my testing, but I'm not super good at chess, so I could be missing something.


Ben Reiniger wrote on Sun, Jan 29, 2023 08:44 PM UTC in reply to Bn Em from 06:57 PM:

Afaict the second part of the N's move is optional here[...]

Ah, you're absolutely right.


Bn Em wrote on Sun, Jan 29, 2023 06:57 PM UTC in reply to Ben Reiniger from 02:01 AM:

the knights cannot reach the centermost square

Afaict the second part of the N's move is optional here, so it may make one‐step orthogonal moves and thus access the central square if needed. So it's more a Rhino than a traditional Knight


Ben Reiniger wrote on Sun, Jan 29, 2023 02:01 AM UTC:

The queen and wizard don't slide then, correct?

Checkmate might be rather difficult here, but I haven't thought too much about it; the pieces are weaker than many 4D variants, but it's also a very small space.

Note that the knights cannot reach the centermost square. I was wrong here, see subsequent comments.


🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on Thu, Nov 17, 2022 07:26 PM UTC:

The graphics on this page could use some work. The piece images are very small and somewhat indistinct. I would recommend using the Diagram Designer and choosing a piece set that suits your game. Most of your pieces can already be found in some sets.


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