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Diagonal 3D Chess. Missing description (8x8x8, Cells: 512) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2006-05-30 UTC
I am not rating this page now, because I want to try the 3D board first.
This may deserve an 'excellent.' 

One significant problem with 3D variants (some very interesting) is that
they are difficult or near impossible to properly visualize on a 2D
platform, such as Game Courier or ZOG. 

One needs a physical 3D board (sometimes not possible), or a
computer-generated 3D model that can be manipulated to present various
views, to appreciate 3D games.

2D platforms require players to imagine the 3D connections between 2D
slices of the board. An analogy would be trying to visualize a 2D board
cut into 1D slices, say each rank presented side by side, instead of top
to bottom as usual. Try playing on that board! 

Anyway, the offered computer generated board may work. Let's see!