Brute Power ChessTwo players play with 42-chess pieces each, on a 14x14 square board!
Yeap. I could have come up with a better name, but I ran out of ideas. Names like Mayhem-, Power-, Super-, Large-, Big-... were already taken. But never mind! This game is probably not for brainiacs anyway. It's about attacking your opponent with all you've got, so the name should fit just nicely.
Gear -- I.E. hardware, software, merchandiseNone available. Just find a friend a build it yourself. :) We may enter a printable board and pieces here later on. We'll need to produce them first.
GalleryA few renders of how it could look. Click here!
The story of the game
As a chess player I am a "looser" in the deepest meaning of the word. Still there are aspects to the game that I find inceredibly appealing to me. Once in a while I have been toying around with the idea of a chess game where the pieces would just furoiusly storm over the board at the opponents' throats, without any specific strategies or tactical maneauvers. Somehow I came to think, that it should be turned into a chess-like game rather than just an animated idea. Unfortunately the standard 8x8 board didn't seem to fit the purpose very well...
It was Sunday, the 4th of November in 2007. I am not sure at all what happened, but that afternoon my mind was on the idea again an somewhere around 8pm. things started to fall into their natural places. Finally by 11.pm the ready recipe for a perfect chess-game just landed on my lap. The records show, that exactly 23:08 I sent a message to my brother, that I had this great idea, where I needed some assistance in implementation. :D
As you might guess, the next morning there was a moment doubt (as there should be after a creative night). Fortunately I had told my brother and couldn't just forget it. Now having modelled the game set and seen how it looks like, I'm back on the track! So far (Nov-06-2007 -- two days later) nobody has ever played this game yet, but don't worry -- it's only a matter of time. I have a feeling that this game will encourage you to creative and inventive playing. Give it a go and have fun!
Licence- Feel free to use and introduce to others, but please don't claim it's your idea. ;)
- If you come up with an alteration to the rules that you see resonabe, please let me know.
- Please use for non-commercial purposes only. If you see business possibilities, please discuss them with me first.
A more legitimate and internationally recognized licencing policy will be informed as soon as we figure it out.
Released November - 06 - 2007 -- peteihis.
Updated November - 08 - 2007 -- peteihis.
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