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Parachess. Chess on a rhombus-tiled board. (Cells: 72) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Cannon wrote on 2003-04-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

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 UTC
Mr. 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 UTC
I do not have Zillions due to my computer's drivers becoming corrupt. I have been using public computers for the past month.

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