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The Chess Variant Pages



This page is written by the game's inventor, Charles Gilman.

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Andy wrote on 2006-07-21 UTCAverage ★★★

Not a bad idea, but with nothing analogous to the gold general, defense is going to be tricky, especially in the leaper variant. I don't think this game is as good as shogi. I'm not crazy about the piece names. And 'The FEZBABA (3) moves one step orthognoally and two diagonally. It is colourbound, and two start together to the King's left. The name is an amalgam of its components the Ferz (1) and Dabbaba (1) ' is a misstated because as named the 'fezbaba' (yuck) should go one diag plus two orthog.


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