[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Atomic chess. Pieces explode when captured. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Chisel wrote on 2006-09-18 UTCAtomic Chess was granted a French Patent in 1949. It was intended that it would be played on a board of 12x12 and that the pawn would become an Atomic bomb instead of promoting to queen upon reaching the eighth rank. The king can be captured/destroyed in which case the next most valuable piece becomes the 'king'. Two additional pieces were intended to be used - tanks and aircraft! The aim of the game was to eliminate all the opponents pieces.