Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mobius Chess

Many thanks to Robby Bensinger and Jesse Galef for the feedback loops of brilliant geekery without which this might not have happened.

I think actual game play would work best with felt and velcro.

Step one: three and a half pieces of paper. Fold.

Step two: color. And color. And color. Oh god so much coloring. Black should be opposite black.

Step three: mobify.

To be honest, my original motivation was my feeling that pawn promotion is a bit of a copout. This seemed the most interesting way to do away with it.

Final product:

P.S. This is basically what I'm envisioning for the diagonally looping bishop variant. Just imagine eight columns with the usual two color pattern.