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Diagonal Chess. Board turned 45 degrees. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Benjamin Scott wrote on 2005-03-06 UTCGood ★★★★
A friend and I 'invented' a variation like this independently, except we had the knights moving 'normally' -- just the pawns were different. And we didn't do pawn promotion at all. It made things a lot more interesting without having to remember a whole new set of rules. Normal chess stategy almost applies, but also keeps tripping you up as you forget which way things are going! Like the description says, one nice thing about this is that you can use a regular chess set -- important as we only had the one!