Originally posted by ChessJesterOf the many things that confuse me about life chess variants are right up there on the list.
Hello everyone! I was wondering if I could get some feedback as to your favorite chess variants, and thoughts about chess variants.
There are different types of variants.
One type involves the same board, same pieces, but different rules.
Another type involves the same board but different pieces.
There is a type with a different board but same piec ...[text shortened]... ments from other games?
Here is a list of variants.
Originally posted by JonathanB of LondonI think its the spice of life my friend!
Of the many things that confuse me about life chess variants are right up there on the list.
I just don't get it at all. Chess is a great game. Why anybody wants to play a game that is like but not quite chess is beyond me.
Those, for what they are worth, are my thoughts on chess variants. Still, they seem to be very popular so I'm obviously missing something. I just don't know what that something is.
Originally posted by BifrostFor me it's (bughouse) like a Lesley Nielsen movie. It's stupid but I still watch it.
Sometime team chess is great fun (eg. bughouse). I think, Jonathan, that what you are missing is the point- chess is an amazing game, but sometimes if you play the same friends at your club you end up playign similar games each time. With chess variants you introduce difference and often learn from theory anyway.
Originally posted by BifrostThe blitz tourney was ordinary chess so I had no partner. That was the reason of my confusion. Anyway, I've never liked it (bughouse) too much. One day I might try 960 but only if I get bored of the ordinary chess which I doubt.
Well it all depends on how good your partner is at giving you pieces.
Originally posted by kbaumenOh yeah, I knew about the blitz, I was simply making an observation.
The blitz tourney was ordinary chess so I had no partner. That was the reason of my confusion. Anyway, I've never liked it (bughouse) too much. One day I might try 960 but only if I get bored of the ordinary chess which I doubt.
Originally posted by ChessJesterIt's not that I don't like variety ... in the past I've played Risk, Diplomacy, Scrabble, and all sorts of other games. When I want to play a game different to chess I play a different game.
I think its the spice of life my friend!