16835 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
So one way that I've decided to learn to evaluate my game skills, is to isolate certain pieces off of the board and only play with the ones that I need a better understanding of... This brings up interesting ideas.
What I mean is, for example. I work on my pawn game. So the only pieces on the board are the pawns and the kings. And I play from there, to just try and reach pawn promotion... (usually I play by myself, since my other family members don't like chess, or don't want to "strive" with understanding it.
Yesterday, I was playing with my little brother in this manner (I call the game "pawns" by the way).
And being the kid he is, he was trying to change the whole game up. What he did was try and use the pieces in some fashion which was creative, but he didn't know how (even though I created a reasonable idea)...
SoOOoo.... my point of all this is, does anyone know, or has anyone ever tried to use these magnificent pieces in a way that would create a DIFFERENT kind of board game? It seems like such an interesting idea!
and also, what do you think about this kind of strategy for game development?
What pieces are you talking about...just the pawns and kings?
If not, you might check out the game Arimaa, which can be played with a standard chessboard and chess set.
Best excuse for losing
by ChessFail10000 a few minutes ago
8/30/2016 - Winning Clean
by thinmint500 a few minutes ago
Change in news functionality
by VirtualKnightJoakim a few minutes ago
by Harald1961 3 minutes ago
HUMORISTIC FUNNY CHESS PICS, IMAGES, CARICATURES, ETC...
by MACRINUS 5 minutes ago
Types of sets used in World Championship
by marquislin 6 minutes ago
Skyrocket Your Calculation Skills (1)
by IamNoMaster 13 minutes ago
What do you play against 1.e4?
by Kevin-J-Yuan_06 13 minutes ago
The Scandinavian defense, and how to play it
by berthacanelita 16 minutes ago
Anyone try the Creepy Crawly opening?
by Hadron 17 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
Try the new Chess.com!
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!