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Re: [Icehouse] Highly Portable Chess board Suggestion?

  • FromBryan Stout <stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 1 Oct 2009 08:12:07 -0400
I'm delighted with Eeyore's boards, but they do have practical
difficulties.  It's difficult to see where the lines of attack are,
especially along the diagonals.  This is largely due to the way angles
change at the borders between sections, and how the diagonals may
change colors at the borders, but I suspect the way individual
squares' colors shift also is a problem.  (Eeyore, if you're reading
this, have you ever tried board pieces with monochrome squares?  Is it
easier to follow that way?)


On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:07 PM, David Artman <david.artman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> If you want my advice, don't bother with a chessboard bandanna: make 6
> laminated Eeyore's wedges at a scale that fits your bag.
> http://www.ee0r.com/tri-chess/index.html
> Then you can play 2-6-player Martian Chess, still make a (somewhat wonky)
> chessboard, and even do other games (ex: Martian Frisbees) by laying out
> appropriate wedges and quickly marking out the board border with a wet-erase
> marker.