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Panal: a hexagonal chess. A double-royal piece variant on a 61-hex board. (Cells: 61) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2003-05-19 UTCGood ★★★★
It seems to be a very interesting game. I have not played PANAL yet, but I´m going to realize some tests of playability, although my first impression is hightly positive!

Antoine Fourrière wrote on 2003-07-29 UTC
I suspect the Gunne's shooting variation renders the game unplayable.
(Rifle capture is like red pepper, it tastes good, but there should be
very little of it. It sent my first game, Bilateral Chess, way off
balance.)
I would suggest to allow rifle capture by the Gunne only when it is
adjacent to its own King, for instance.

Glenn Overby II wrote on 2003-07-29 UTC
Thanks for the comments about the Gunne.  The manner in which I try to keep
it in balance is twofold...

1) The Gunne is not very mobile, unless it uses the Pao-style capture
(instead of shooting) and leaps out into possible danger.

2) The grid in Panal doesn't run straight from player to player, as it
does in most hex-games.  Shot lines are affected.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2008-01-26 UTCGood ★★★★
The combined root-3 and root-4 leaper makes a very sensible Knight analogue, as the components' independent bindings render the compound itself unbound. Before noticing this variant I used the stepping version as a Mao analogue in my hex XQ variant Trebuqi.

eric glenn overby wrote on 2008-03-25 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
hello father

George Duke wrote on 2008-05-09 UTCGood ★★★★
61 spaces is closer to 56 (7x8) than 50 is.

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