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One dimensional Chess Variants. A page detailing some one dimensional chess variants.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2009-03-04 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Also 1-D are Mono-dimensional Chess by Luiz Carlos Campos, who developed Ramayana to be continued, and String Chess by Aaron Hall.

George Duke wrote on 2010-03-03 UTC
One-dimensionals are here, or linked, or in comment.

(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2010-03-04 UTC
Of course, another one dimensional chess is simply the mapping from the 2D board of FIDE chess to a 1D board. You need to add separators and a rule that a knight must jump over at least one separator when moving.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2010-03-04 UTC
This was done once, although offhand I can remember neither the name nor the inventor.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2010-03-04 UTC
Now that I've had more time, I've found it. It's EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEX! Chess.

George Duke wrote on 2010-07-21 UTC
In the comment Black points out 2-D maps to 1-D, 3-D to 2-D, by  separators,

Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-08-26 UTC
'knight must
jump over at least one separator when moving' - it's not only separator limitation of FIDE chess on 1D board. Knight must jump over exactly 1 sparator to leap 10 squares and over exactly 2 to leap 17 squares. Bishop is (9) and (7) rider, but with each of it's leaps it must jump over exactly 1 separator. Rook can't cross separators when moves as rook, but it can move freely as (8) rider.
And here are rules for new game: what if separators are ignored?! :D

(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2010-08-26 UTC
That is an idea. Make a variant mapping 2D to 1D but remove and ignore the separators. And then change other rules if needed, including board setup, if that would improve the game.

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