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Chess: Variations on a theme

Sometimes, research turns into something else entirely.

Yesterday, as I was researching more historical board games for a few other artcles, I came upon a website that sold a few dozen physical variations on chess. It not only caugfht my eye, but also sent me on a fun wikipedia dive.

Today, I’ll be rating different chess variations by aesthetic, readability, and how much they made me want to play that particular variation.

3-person chess (Hexagonal)

Aesthetic: 10/10 a blast to boggle at. The squares merging in the center is incredibly pleasing.

Readability: 10/10: clearly readable!!! Lovely.

Want to Play: 10/10 YES. Wish I knew more people IRL who liked chess to play this version of the game!

3-person chess (circular)

Aesthetic: 10/10 a joy to look at, mak...

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Passionate about Gaming and want a place to write?

Chris Jones Gaming

I Love Gaming! I Love E3, Gamescom, and anything related to new games and the industry as a whole. I Love reporting on games and hearing about them. Alas, I do not have time to pursue that passion as my life has taken a different turn. Chris Jones Gaming came into fame when we had a team modifying Star Trek: Legacy. I will not ever shut down Chris Jones Gaming – and on that note I am making the following offer:

I want to give someone FULL CONTROL over this website with regard to gaming news and reviews. No Gambling sites, lol. Seriously – If you are passionate about the gaming industry and want to write reviews, talk about new releases, or ANYTHING related to the video game industry for any Platform – please call me 518-223-6044 or email chrisjones@chrisjonesgaming.net.

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Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek Discovery - Chris Jones Gaming

Star Trek Discovery

I have to admit that I was not a fan of┬áStar Trek Discovery in the beginning. I saw some inconsistencies in the timeline, like Tribbles, site to site transport, and Klingons that don’t look like Klingons, at least not how I know them. At first glance it looks like a JJ Abrams type reboot, which at first, caused me to take pause.

There has been some mention, I’ve been reading other people’s opinions and things, that the Captain is unethical, Starfleet’s FIRST unethical Captain.

Captains

I disagree with that assessment. Captains Kirk, Picard in addition to Sisko, Janeway and Archer were all mentioned as exceptional captains. That leads me to believe that a lot of not so exceptional captains exist...

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