[ 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 ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Earlier ⇧Reverse Order⇩ Later Parachess. Chess on a rhombus-tiled board. (Cells: 72) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]David Cannon wrote on 2003-04-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Tony, This PARACHESS board of yours is one of the best I've seen! I've long been a fan of unorthodox varieties of chess, and have been fascinated by hexagonal, circular, and three-dimensional boards. Your Parachess board, however, has a special quality that all others I've seen lack : it bridges the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds, something I thought impossible. A piece riding on WAVES, for example, would bear a striking resemblance to the Unicorn of some 3-D variants. Keep up the good work, Tony! Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2003-04-02 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Great use of geometry to create a new and interesting grid, but one that is also visually intuitive and should be quite playable, adding new dimensions for movement. Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-07-26 UTCExcellent ★★★★★There are a few more types of move in this geometry. For example, whereas wave paths turn in alternating directions like the path of a Crooked Bishop on a square board, there is also a possible path where the turn is repeated inthe same direction analogous to the Rose path. Regarding 2d and 3d, David Cannon has underestimated existing boards. A hex board can be seen as a subset of a cubic-cell 3d board, in a way analogous to the e.g. white squares of a square-cell board as a smaller square-cell board at 45° to the original. David Cannon wrote on 2008-02-26 UTCExcellent ★★★★★After five years, I am still a fan of Parachess, and I'm using it as the inspiration for a variant of my own that I'm developing. John Smith wrote on 2008-11-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★This is a creative game. I have a suggestion: Have the holes in the opening setup filled with a Marshall and Cardinal. Sam Trenholme wrote on 2008-11-28 UTCMr. Smith:Do you have Zillions? If you do, you can see in the Zillions file alternate opening setups with pieces, as I recall, akin to the 'Marshall' and 'Cardinal' in this game.- Sam John Smith wrote on 2008-11-28 UTCI do not have Zillions due to my computer's drivers becoming corrupt. I have been using public computers for the past month. 7 comments displayedEarlier ⇧Reverse Order⇩ LaterPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.