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Bastille Chess. Win by clearing your opponent's fortress. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on Sat, Oct 22, 2022 06:01 AM UTC:

The rules did not specify what happens if both Palaces get abandoned in the same move. This can happen when a Queen or Rook that is the last occupant of its own Palace captures the last remaining occupant in the enemy Palace. I resolved this ambiguity in the Diagram by taking the rule that it is never legal to abandon your own Palace (like it is illegal in Atomic Chess to blow up your own King, even if that would take out the enemy King as well).

Michael Nelson wrote on Wed, Feb 9, 2005 10:15 PM UTC:
Charles is of course correct--one will never promote to Rook, Bishop, or
King in this game, as their moves are subsets of the Queen's move. this
can never be desirable when stalemate is not an issue.

Underpromoting to a Knight can be correct as its move is distinct from the

Charles Gilman wrote on Wed, Feb 9, 2005 08:57 AM UTC:
Given that there is no stalemate, would there ever be a case for promoting to Rook or Bishop either?

Paul DeWitte wrote on Sat, Feb 5, 2005 06:04 PM UTC:
Sure. The kings are not royal in this game, so I guess that would technically make each king a 'man' according to the piececlopedia. However, I think the idea of a king whose power is on the wane is a more appropriate concept for a variant called 'Bastille' Chess.

Peter Aronson wrote on Sat, Feb 5, 2005 05:51 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
This looks amusing. One question -- can Pawns promote to Kings, since Kings are non-royal? Mind you, I can't see why you'd ever <em>want</em> to do so, but could you?

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