The site has moved to a new server, and there are now some issues to fix. Please report anything needing fixing with a comment to the homepage.

The Chess Variant Pages

[ 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

MetamorphaChess A game information page
. Pieces represented by dice change to another type after having moved.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-01-06 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Not so much for the game itself, but for hte idea of using dice as pieces. It is a brilliant way of dealing with promotion in FIDE Chess and variants close to it - an extrapolation of the turning of Shogi pieces. Of course you would need large numbers of dice of two distinguishable designs, and games with extra types of piece (Camel, Marshal, Cardinal &c.) would need 8- or even 12-sided dice, but it is an interesting principle.