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Trapdoor Chess. Pieces fall through the board if they stand still too long. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
gnohmon wrote on 2002-10-20 UTC
But why do you think it is excellent? 

I think it is a highly interesting attempt to implement on the chessboard
something that happens elsewhere; but to actually play the game,
especially without computer help, is a little bit awful because of the
difficulty of keeping track of the timings of the trapdoors.

The companion game is 'Koopa Chess', also based on Mario. It was written
post-NOST and pre-HansB, so it isn't available anywhere.

A copy of the rules of Koopa Chess is included in the box which has been
packed for a year and all I need to do is carry it yo the post office and
put some darned postage on it.