The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Expanded Chess, our

featured variant for September, 2023.

[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ]
[ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ]
[ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]

Comments/Ratings for a Single Item

Later Reverse Order Earlier
Football Chess. A Football/Soccer game played with Chess pieces. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2009-07-18 UTC
''In two words: IM-POSSIBLE'' --Samuel Goldwyn
The collosal four Dawson, Boyer, Parton and Betza. Betza was the last-gasp meteor for couple decades until his retirement in 2003. The glory years of chess variations were pre-Betza 1910-1970, with depth and discretion; and 1951 here chanced to see Boyer's Football Chess and death of Dawson.  Boyer, followed closely by Betza has the most full rules-sets in 1994 'ECV'. Internet's emergence brought steady declining interest in chess variants. The genre had shifted after Parton to personalized artistic chess expressions, and they still had back-alley corner within site CVPage. However, more and more the idiosyncratic alternatives gave way instead to considered Ortho-replacements like FRC and Gothic Chess and Circular Chess and many others. After all, there was compelling societal need to fill as the result of computer onslaught on 64 squares.
''There still remain three studies suitable for free men. Arithmetic is one of them.'' --Plato

George Duke wrote on 2009-01-22 UTC
The football is like kidnapping. Whoever is the best kicknapper.

GGiant wrote on 2004-08-23 UTC
the corners are scores so then it would reset

Michael Schmahl wrote on 2004-04-20 UTC
If I read the rules correctly, a Knight (and only a Knight) can get the
ball off the side or out of the corners.

|(O)|-N-|   |
|   |   |   |
|   | * |   |

The Knight kicks the ball (marked O) to the square marked by the

Anonymous wrote on 2004-04-20 UTC
What happens if the ball gets stuck on the edge of
the board? What about in the corners?

5 comments displayed

Later Reverse Order Earlier

Permalink to the exact comments currently displayed.