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Shakti. Christian Freeling's simple, elegant game with disappearing squares.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2007-01-15 UTC
Thank you for allowing me to correct my error.

Mountain King Chess. First king to reach the center square of an 11 x 11 board wins.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2007-01-15 UTC
I have removed it.  Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Chess Draughts. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2007-01-15 UTC
I agree.  The 'game' is listed in Pritchard.

Missile Chess. Each unit can rifle-capture once.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2007-01-15 UTC
I think the error has been corrected.  I am sorry you had trouble.

Schachdame Chess. Pawns, a bishop, and a royal ferz.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2007-01-15 UTC
Her Highness moves like a ferz, though.  I merely used the queenly symbol.

Fianchetto Chess. Bishops and Rooks exchange starting squares.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2007-01-15 UTC
Thank you for allowing me to give proper credit.

Avalanche Chess. Advance the opponent's pawns. Popular variant.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2007-01-15 UTC
Very clever. 'Javalanche' it is. Thank you.

CardChess for Four. Utilizes the two key elements of card games: four suits and the ability to place cards face down to hide their values.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2007-01-15 UTC
I received a couple of e-mails from someone who for some reason hated the card chess applets, but I couldn't understand them. Both the link below and the link to the inventor's site are down.

Andernach Chess. Pieces change side when taking.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2007-01-15 UTC
Does a pawn capturing an opposing unit on the eighth rank promote, or become a pawn of the opposite color? If the latter, is it then entitled to a double-move on the opposite-color's first rank and/or second rank?

Maya Chess. Indian variant in which a defended unit (not king or pawn) moves according to the defender(s).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-24 UTC
Thank you for letting me know. I have found his in-progress website and made the link.

Toilet Roll Chess. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-24 UTC
Thank you for the suggestion. I have done this.

Disguised King I. A secret royal pawn must be protected.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
The error has been fixed. Thank you for pointing it out.

Dynasty Chess. Capture both king and queen, whose moves vary.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
The bug has been repaired. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

Slippery Center Chess. Units slide over the center squares.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
The error has been corrected. Sorry.

Capture the Flag Chess. As in the kids' tag game.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
I did not know the answer, but programmed so that a side unable to move would lose.

Super Chess III. Big proprietary game with archers and cyclopses.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
Thank you for pointing out the problem. It seems to be solved.

Manchurian Chess. Java applet for Manchurian Chess, a variant on Chinese Chess.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
I am really sorry you have been so frustrated.  One or the other of us is
misunderstanding the rules.  It seems to me that the plain sense (the
rook
can check as rook, cannon, or Chinese knight) does give checkmate in the
positions you have diagrammed.  Am I wrong?  There was a problem a while
back with the black king recognizing check from a Chinese knight but it
has been fixed.

Chinese Chess (Xiangqi). Number of players is probably comparable to FIDE chess players.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
I found and corrected the error that I believe caused the problem. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

Roman Chess. 10x10 variant available commercially.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
The error with the rooks has been corrected. Thank you for pointing it out.

Absorption Chess II. Capturer gains movement abilities. This applet extends this to kings and pawns.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
Should such a unit be forbidden to move to the eighth rank?

Absorption Chess. Capturer gains movement abilities.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
It seems to be working. I could not reproduce the error. I am sorry if you had difficulty.

Metamorpin'-Fusion A. Pieces are likely to proliferate.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
Thank you for letting me know about the bug, which I fixed in this and the related applets.

Arena Chess. Entry in the 32-move-maximum contest.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
The error has been fixed. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

Trap Door Chess. Once moved, a unit disappears if it is not moved again within 5 moves.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
I am sorry you did not get credit for your win. The error has been fixed. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

Monochrome Chess. All units are of the same color. Win by accumulating captures.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
Both errors have been corrected. Thank you for bringing them to my attention.

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