FoxTrot by Bill Amend

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  1. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) said, almost 5 years ago

    D&D Chess. Interesting

  2. dataweaver

    dataweaver said, almost 5 years ago

    This is real. I own a deck of cards called Knightmare Chess. You use them in conjunction with a normal chess game to introduce various changes to the rules, some temporary, some permanent - for example, there’s a card that lets you cause one of your Knights to explode, capturing everything that it was threatening;l or there’s the card that causes all pawns to move backward for the rest of the game.

  3. shadyproject

    shadyproject said, almost 5 years ago

    Sounds like fun, but I’m bad already enough at regular chess.

  4. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, almost 5 years ago

    What I want to see is how they play 3-D chess…

  5. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, almost 5 years ago

    Dice! Hmph! When I was a kid we pladed with rocks and clubs. Wham! You lose!

  6. dkram

    dkram said, almost 5 years ago

    dataweaver said, about 4 hours ago

    “This is real. I own a deck of cards called Knightmare Chess.”

    My nephew would love this.

    \\//_

  7. vexatron1984

    vexatron1984 said, almost 5 years ago

    That’s right Jason! Nerdy is a hundred times more sexy than sporty any day! Wait…that’s probably a negative to Jason…

  8. LibrarianInTraining

    LibrarianInTraining said, almost 5 years ago

    I should tell my hubby. He’d be in nerd heaven. :)

  9. Setebos

    Setebos said, almost 5 years ago

    Is Battle Chess still available for the computer? I used to play it during the 80s.

  10. DragonPowered

    DragonPowered said, almost 5 years ago

    There was another one, Archon - Black vs White. It was chess with medieval fantasy icons and the squares slowly shifted from dark to light, favoring one side or the other. When a square was challenged the square expanded to fill the screen and the two pieces dueled on a field of battle in real time. It was quite fun if you had someone as nerdy as yourself to play with.

  11. Elio

    Elio said, almost 5 years ago

    Setebos, Wow, I haven’t thought about battle chess in years. GO DOS!

  12. dataweaver

    dataweaver said, almost 5 years ago

    shadyproject: I’ve found that Knightmare Chess is the great equalizer. The chaos that it brings to the game makes it impossible to plan more than a couple of turns ahead, and even that much is tricky. As such, victory has a strong element of luck to it: a lucky novice has a decent chance of beating an unlucky master.

    dkram: unfortunately, the company that made it is sold out, and likely has been for some time. But you might be able to find a copy on eBay.

  13. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    battle chess was sooo cool!—I don’t think I ever played an actual chess game on it…..just made the strategic moves that caused the chess pieces to wreak havoc with each other…. I remember one powerful piece used to DEVOUR a hapless opponent’s piece

  14. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    @ Dataweaver, I’ve got that game, it’s pretty good.

    And I still play Archon. I have my old C64 fired up in the basement for just such an emergency. Nothing like Basic programs to bring out the true nerd in a man.

  15. LibrarianInTraining

    LibrarianInTraining said, almost 5 years ago

    Battle Chess kicked butt! Hubby and I used to play it. I especially loved when king took knight. The shot of the king throwing a bomb into the knight’s armor and waving saying “bye bye” made me laugh again and again.

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