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Mad Chess. Chess variant with unequal armies on 10 by 10 board. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on Mon, May 25, 2015 08:42 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
Why don't the Crazy Footsoldiers or the Mad Infantrymen promote?

Heian-Dai Shogi - Early Great Shogi. Early Great Shogi. (13x13, Cells: 169) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on Fri, May 22, 2015 08:43 PM UTC:Average ★★★
It seems that, like Wa Shogi, Heian Dai Shogi could be played very well with drops.

Wormhole Chess. When a piece leaves a square, it `folds' together. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on Sat, May 16, 2015 02:05 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
I wish that there was a "Leaper Chess" with this board layout and pieces, but without the wormholes. That could be interesting.

Rococo. A clear, aggressive Ultima variant on a 10x10 ring board. (10x10, Cells: 100) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on Thu, May 7, 2015 11:09 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
The strength order probably goes like this:
Immobilizer - 9 points
Advancer - 8 points
Chameleon - 6 points
Long Leaper - 5 points
Archer - 5 points
Withdrawer - 3.5 points (resistant to the Immobilizer)
Swapper - 2.5 points
Withdrawer - 2.5 points (not resistant)
Pawn - 1 point

Holywar. Variant with 6 by 6 board with four additional corner squares. (6x6, Cells: 40) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 03:34 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Can the King swap with a Lady that was a promoted Pawn?

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEX! Chess. A game designed to be as different to chess as possible while still being the same as chess. (1x72, Cells: 72) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 01:38 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
What is the point of the PlasticKeyboard?

Microorganism Chess. A 16x16 board with pieces that behave like micro-organisms. (16x16, Cells: 256) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on Wed, Apr 8, 2015 06:06 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Do the red blood cells promote? Also, what happens when a prion-infected virus captures?

Whale Shogi. Shogi variant. (6x6, Cells: 36) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 07:44 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
I noticed that it could be played with a regular shogi set, with the pawns representing dolphins, the bishop representing the gray whale, a horse representing the narwhal, a gold general representing the humpback, a silver general representing the blue whale, the rook representing the porpoise, and the promoted rook representing the killer whale.

Voidrider Chess. A 43 square variant with movable spaces. (7x9, Cells: 43) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 01:05 AM UTC:Good ★★★★
How do Pawns promote? Can they promote to Voidriders? Where do they promote if the spaces move so much?

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