1. Standard memberuzless
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    17 Dec '08 07:31
    Let's have the option to play 4 player chess. The board is bigger and the other 2 players place their pieces on the other 2 sides of the board.

    It's alot of fun.
  2. SubscriberSuzianne
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    20 Dec '08 13:32
    Originally posted by uzless
    Let's have the option to play 4 player chess. The board is bigger and the other 2 players place their pieces on the other 2 sides of the board.

    It's alot of fun.
    This is Red Hot Pawn, not It's Your Turn.

    😞
  3. Standard memberCrowley
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    20 Dec '08 13:54
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    This is Red Hot Pawn, not It's Your Turn.

    😞
    Great job, Columbo 😞
  4. Standard memberivan2908
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    20 Dec '08 14:24
    He he. I would rather have bughouse chess. Schemingmind is the site with most chess variants. Try to check it there.
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    20 Dec '08 15:12
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Bughouse chess.
    Bughouse chess in correspondence setting. That would become quite crazy 🙂
  6. Standard memberPocketKings
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    20 Dec '08 19:05
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    This is Red Hot Pawn, not It's Your Turn.

    😞
    Anyone up for some Hungry Hungry Hippo?
  7. Standard membercaissad4
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    21 Dec '08 04:19
    Originally posted by uzless
    Let's have the option to play 4 player chess. The board is bigger and the other 2 players place their pieces on the other 2 sides of the board.

    It's alot of fun.
    I have been playing 4 way chess for 25 years.
    You add 3 rows to each of the 4 sides of the board.
    You need 4 colors of pieces and the players sitting across from each other are partners. The object is to checkmate both opponents kings. Of course there is no talking. It can be played with either all single pawn moves or like regular chess. Pawns queen on your opponents back rank. The tactics are incredible. Quadruple check is possible. Castling is seldom a good move. The original form was invented in London in the 1850's.
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    24 Dec '08 05:47
    Some people call it swiss chess because of its shape.
  9. Standard memberleisurelysloth
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    25 Dec '08 02:35
    Originally posted by caissad4
    I have been playing 4 way chess for 25 years.
    You add 3 rows to each of the 4 sides of the board.
    You need 4 colors of pieces and the players sitting across from each other are partners. The object is to checkmate both opponents kings. Of course there is no talking. It can be played with either all single pawn moves or like regular chess. Pawns queen on y ...[text shortened]... ssible. Castling is seldom a good move. The original form was invented in London in the 1850's.
    It's a fun game, and we sometimes play it when we have family get togethers--it's more social than just two player chess. We play teams and only play until one player gets checkmated. I'm not sure how it would work in this setting though.
  10. Standard membercaissad4
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    25 Dec '08 07:31
    Originally posted by leisurelysloth
    It's a fun game, and we sometimes play it when we have family get togethers--it's more social than just two player chess. We play teams and only play until one player gets checkmated. I'm not sure how it would work in this setting though.
    When one king is mated their pieces turn to stone, exerting no influence and not capturable while the mate stands. The partner can then attempt to release the mate, sometimes even by mating the side which is enforcing the mate. But it is usually unlikely since the player only has one move to their opponents two moves.
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