[ 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 SerPent Chess 50. Pentagonal cells form hexagonal blocks in two ways. (Cells: 50) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating] 💡📝Charles Gilman wrote on Sun, Oct 17, 2010 06:23 AM UTC:Glad that you like it. It occurs to me that these definitions of the orthogonal pieces - and one alternating orthogonal and diagonal moves - could be applied to Daniil Frolov's pentagonal geometry. Here's my analysis of how they move on that board: Of the pieces actually used here: * The Rattlesnake always moves steadily left or right - 'half a file' every two ranks when also moving forward or backward, and alternating between two cells of the rank where the move starts and two cells of the one bordering it along a crooked edge. * The Nadder is a bit of a surprise. It can encircle a hexagon of two cells, as might perhaps be expected, but it can also move directly along a rank. Of the pieces only mentioned for possible future variants * The Ambrook can move far further on this board than on the SerPent one. It moves between back-right and front-left, and between back-left and front-right, like the Bend- and Scarp-orthogonal moves of the Ratlesnake in SerPent Chess.