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Sovereign Chess. Ten neutral armies can be activated on this 16 x 16 board. (16x16, Cells: 256) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
JT K wrote on 2018-01-12 UTC

This is an excellent concept.  The gameplay seems to be very "sharp" with lots of big swings, with regard to who's winning, but I haven't had a chance to play it.  I would imagine the biggest challenge is in the clarity, a concept referenced by Fergus Duniho in this site's articles.  That is to say, not even the strongest players would be able to look very far ahead - but maybe that's what you wanted?  It's probably just a preference - some people like the wild swings, so I shouldn't knock it for that aspect until I try it.  This would be a really fun game to do "mate in 3" type puzzles.

Mark, how did you determine the best position of colored squares and where the colored pieces would be?