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Europan Chess. A 14x14 board with extra pieces. (14x14, Cells: 196) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on Thu, Feb 10, 2005 08:54 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
'DEF,LargeCV': A 'solemn duty' to make this game, says Mark Hedden. Standard men with four heterodox pieces on 14x14; Pawns have 1,2,3,4,or 5 initial option. Crooked Bishop. 13th Century Gryphon(Grande Acedrex) is accurately pegged at seven points. Hedden's insight: 'Even if you don't know how to use it well, it is still worth 5 or 6.' Archer is Camel or Knight if not capturing; and stopping rifles a second step along either path to capture. Last, Supercomputer is compound of Trebuchet(3,0), Camel, and Alfil(2,2). Creative but opaque combinations.