Saturday, 11 May 2013

This idea just might not work

From the fertile mind that brought you QWOP, Bennett Foddy, comes a new take on chess. He has created a game called Bennett Foddy's Speed Chess (I assume he has attached his own name to the front, not out of ego, but simply to differentiate it from all the other versions of Speed Chess that already exist).
The basic idea is that 16 players each start with a pawn which they can move at any time, and the first player to capture the king wins. Pawns do promote, so players can 'level up' during the game, which seems to last around 4.5 seconds on average.
But rather than have me try and describe an idea whose time may or may not have come, simply have a look at this article, which includes a video of the game.

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