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Chessgi ZIP file. Captured units become yours to drop onto the board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-03-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
i also like the shatranji variant, great idea to spice up the old indian game!! :) great work, deserves an excellent vote he he :)

King's Court ZIP file. Variant on 8 by 12 board with Chancellors and Jesters.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-05-16 UTC
i havn't played the game yet, so i won't rate, but i just wanted to say
that the graphics for this game are beautiful :)

Catapults of Troy ZIP file. Large variant with a river, catapults, archers, and trojan horses![All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-05-16 UTCGood ★★★★
havn't played much yet but this game is no doubt highly original, well done :)

Gothic Isles Chess ZIP file. Fictional historic variant, with Dragons, Wizards and Champions.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-05-31 UTC
wow the graphics are fantastic, pieces and board .. have not had time to play yet but looking how pieces move it would obviously play well.

Chaturanga. The first known variant of chess. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-07-17 UTC
even if the rules are unclear, so what, how can you make chaturanga unrecognized!!.. taking it off game courier is ok, but making it not recognized?!

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-07-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
yes, i can see what you mean, but, the 'unrecognizable' is at the moment
being played on game courier, and also has this page, and others pages
also yes?, if you make it 'unrecognized' but keep this page and others
.. that just doesn't look professional to me, this great site, having
info about chaturanga but deeming it 'unrecognized'.. a game which i see
as the 'mother' of chess. i can't see how it hurts keeping it
'recognized', i think 'recognized' means more than just being able to
see all the rules etc

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-07-19 UTC
you guys have made this site better than professionals ever could, because
you do it out of love for chess, not love for money.
surely this is the best chess/chessvariants site in the world.

Fool's ChessA Zillions-of-Games file
. One pawn is replaced by a Fool.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-07-21 UTCGood ★★★★
interesting idea, the fool, nice one. you made this up? how did you think of it :) .. plays well, kinda original idea, is there anything else like this piece around?

Index page of The Chess Variant Pages. Our main index page.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-07-28 UTC
you have to click on 'play' at the top of the page, but i agree, it doesn't stand out at all

Chaturanga for four players.. Oldest multiplayer chess variant. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-07-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
that program is great that at http://www.chaturanga.com/ .. default variant is 'double mate' where red/yellow play against black/green, winning by checkmating both enemy kings, or reducing them to lone king. red can say mate black, but that doesn't mean it is permanent, just that black does not move every time it is blacks move .. green can release black by attacking etc, or it may be in red/yellow's interest to actually release black, it is pretty amazing!! another great variant is 'rajah capture, which can be played with teams or everyone against everyone. kings can be taken in this variant, there is no mates. all these games are brilliant, always lots of action.

Gridlock. Large, wargame inspired variant. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-07-31 UTC
i'm sure paul leno is a great bloke
but isn't this all one great big joke? :))

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-07-31 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
you have to love the name .. 'gridlock' lol, what a classic :)

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-07-31 UTC
it is an 'excellent' for the 'elaborate hoax' as well as the name 'gridlock' .. oh and yeah the artwork too i guess.

Zillions of GamesA computer program
. Game package for Windows that allows you to play nearly any abstract board game or puzzle in the world.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-08-03 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
brilliant program :))

Stanley Random Chess A game information page
. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-08-03 UTC
this is joke right?

Xaigo!. A game using Game-of-Life rules to change the board after each move. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-08-03 UTC
wow this looks great, lol, and alot like gridlock!!

FlyingDaggers ZIP file. Large variant with long leaping pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-08-04 UTC
thanks for your comments guys :)
yes there are a lot of generals, it is true. when i finally got this game
playable, that is where i stopped, cause i was fried of it, so i am
guessing there is great room for improvement. i do see this game still in
the 'beta' stage. all advice is really appreciated.
those generals are not just there though, for defence. they are there to
actually cramp up their own army, to stop the flying pieces getting into
attacking positions straight away, and also, to cramp their own king, so
as to make it dangerous for their own king lol :)

i guess the idea of lots of generals, is to make it a real 'attack from
afar' game, not one where they 'scoot around the board' (the flying pieces)

interesting idea though about the 'only 6 generals', but the generals on
the 3rd rank i feel may be needed, it can quickly run to the center, and
therefore hamper the enemy flyingstar and flyingcomet from attacking
quickly. when those pieces come out fast, in combo with flyingmoon, they
can quickly mate.
the 4th rank pawn stops the flyingcomet from straight away coming out.
i know the generals on a2 j2 are just not required, but i also think of
how zillions plays, and zillions, being sometimes crazy, will move the
flyingsun from a1 to j2, unless it thinks for a minute at least sometimes,
and that is just a dumb move.
not mirroring yes interesting, you would have to change the kings also,
otherwise the flyingmoon could check straight away when it can move to 2nd
rank. i did briefly look at it, it could be a good idea, but it does
present some unexpected probs maybe, i am still somewhat fried with it
lol, so i didn't look for too long at the moment.
anyway, if you can present your best idea, in a saved game maybe and send
to me, or if anyone likes, that would be great, i am all up for the idea
of a future update, presenting different ideas to see what is best.

Flying Chess. Some pieces can fly. (8x8x2, Cells: 128) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-08-04 UTC
yes i used to go out with the good doctor, a fantastic person, wouldn't
shut up about flyingchess though .. lol, just kidding :)
yeah, interesting game, is it an original idea?
i don't know much about those 'multi-board' games, i don't know if a
piece on say level 2 influences things on level 1 and level 2 at same
time, so i find hard to rate, but i wouldn't rate it anything less than
good that is for sure. i'll wait for more info till i rate, wish it was
on a bigger board though, than the one that marek has put out.
of course, Fergus is totally right about the 'sus' early comments about
the good doctor, if these people knew the doc, surely the doc would of
commented here, or didn't you tell him we were talking about his game :)
anyway, i do like the idea and game.

Zillions of GamesA computer program
. Game package for Windows that allows you to play nearly any abstract board game or puzzle in the world.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-08-05 UTC
lol

Shanghai Palace Chess ZIP file. Download these files to play this blend of Chinese, Japanese and Western Chess with Zillions of Games.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-08-05 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
despite the cannon thing, this game is brilliant!!!
so much fun he he, i love it, looks good too.

Shanghai Palace Chess. A blend of Chinese, Japanese, and Western Chess. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-08-05 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
yes this game can't have a 'poor' rating, it's fantastic :))
it would be even better with the cannon prob fixed, but even still, that
can't make it anything less than .. fantastic :)

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-08-05 UTC
hey, i thought it looked good too lol, the graphics :)
oh well ...

FlyingDaggers ZIP file. Large variant with long leaping pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-08-06 UTC
ok i updated this game, and i think it is now better. i changed the
pawns/generals starting position, same amount though :) but it has allowed
me to add an extra 'flying comet' so i think the extra firepower is
pretty good.
it also makes it harder for the 'flying star' to exchange themselves
off.
i have also added another variant, with a 'flying horse' .. moves as a
4-1 leaper alfil and king, she is a pretty bouncey little filly :) ..
could too a bit too dangerous for this game, (mate threats galore) but i
tried it once (lol) and it played good, it could be the best variant, so i
have added it as for testing yep :)
after you guys made your comments, i felt encouraged to go back and look
at the game, so i want to say 'thanks' ok :)
oh, if any editor reads this, can you add this game to the 'whats new'
section as being 'updated' thanks!

Crazyhouse. A two-player version of Bughouse. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-08-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Crazyhouse is not a recognized variant of the month?
i don't know how that could be, it shouldn't even have to be voted on,
not a hour goes by on the planet where a crazyhouse game is not being
played, and that is a conservative estimate.
you should make crazyhouse a recognized variant along with whatever other
game you recognize in a future month

Kozune. Missing description (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-08-07 UTC
this game does sound really cool, it would be great to see a zrf. Seeing people seem interested in making piece graphics, and have different ideas, it could always have a couple of designs, to please all.

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