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Poker Chess. Squares contain cards, and players win by forming poker hands with the cards on the squares occupied by their pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Phil Brady wrote on 2003-02-09 UTC
Have you considered a variant of this, Blackjack Chess? Reduce the number
of 'card pieces' to three, and try to form the higher hand without going
over 21. The restriction of keeping to 21 or less could make for some
interesting play. Maybe a limited number of 'busts' per game could be
allowed per player.

Of course, there's the 'Kriegspiel' Indian Feather variant of Poker Chess.
The players see all the pieces, but don't know what cards are on the
board. A single piece acts as the card-pointer. The referee tells the
players who wins each hand.

Goofy ideas, to be sure. :)