The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Wildebeest Chess, our featured variant for May, 2023.

[ 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

Mercurial Chess. A variant on 42 squares with a satallite board and the rescue of captured pieces. (6x6, Cells: 42) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-07-06 UTC
Mercury is a slightly odd choice for a game using a satellite board, as Mercury has no satellite. Also, Mercury is similar in size to Jupiter's moons, after which you name large variants! A better reference might be Pluto, an even smaller world and the only one with a moon as much as half its own radius (and so an eighth its volume and mass). That apart your use and spreading of astronomical ideas is commendable. I have urged Hans Bodlaender to include in his page on the Gnu reference to your games that use it.