[ 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 Chaturanga 4-84. An Updating of Chaturanga for Four Players with modern pieces and an 84-square board. (10x10, Cells: 84) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-12-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Rook behaviour on the Old Squares does look odd at first, but it is consistent with Bishops - although on that basis a variant where Queens leave those squares as Alibabas would also have some validity. The King swap helps by unbinding Bishops and also explains how Red Pawns could theoretically end up on cells a6-9 - although it would still be unlikely! Incidentally does 'adjacent' here mean just orthogonally or does it include diagonally? A version with bidding would certainly be an interesting development, particularly as ten-piece armies could be represented by subsets of card suits (though with different correspondences to my Pawnless Fivequarters - see http://www.chessvariants.com/multiplayer.dir/fivequarters.html). King and Queen are obvious but Jack=Rook, Ten=Bishop, Nine=Knight would have a kind of double logic. Jack and Rook both end in K, Nine and Knight sound alike except at the end, and because the Jack is also called a Knave the Ten has often been nicknamed Fool - literal translation of the Bishop's French name.