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The Disguised King. Unknown pawn becomes royal piece. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on 2015-07-02 UTC
Now it makes complete sense.

Spartan Chess. A game with unequal armies. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on 2015-06-03 UTC
An approximate setup using the alfaerie pieces:

Neptune. A strange Chesslike game that was found in January of 2019. (Cells: 271) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on 2015-05-30 UTC
I cannot see the image of the setup.

Monkey King Chess. Monkey King fights Goblin King on 44 squares board in game with oriental influences.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on 2015-05-28 UTC
Why not use the Ferz image for the Monkey King and the King image for the Pilgrim?

Mad Chess. Chess variant with unequal armies on 10 by 10 board. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on 2015-05-25 UTCGood ★★★★
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 2015-05-22 UTCAverage ★★★
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 2015-05-16 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
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 2015-05-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
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

Chu Shogi - Alfaerie Style. Chu Shogi with Alfaerie Style Pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on 2015-05-05 UTC
The symbol for the Copper General, Kirin, and other pieces are not shown in the graphics set.

Holywar. Variant with 6 by 6 board with four additional corner squares. (6x6, Cells: 40) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on 2015-04-30 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Can the King swap with a Lady that was a promoted Pawn?

Texarkana. Colorbound pieces have non-capturing, square-creating wazir move which they can use to switch to an alternate universe.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on 2015-04-30 UTCGood ★★★★
Please show the piece movements.

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 2015-04-30 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
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 2015-04-08 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
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 2015-03-30 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
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 2015-03-30 UTCGood ★★★★
How do Pawns promote? Can they promote to Voidriders? Where do they promote if the spaces move so much?

Game Courier. PHP script for playing Chess variants online.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Julian wrote on 2015-03-27 UTC
When I try to create a problem or an invitation, I cannot find the "submit" button. What am I missing?

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