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Snaggy

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Icon 5 posted November 02, 2003 11:50      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Has anyone ever played this? You know, the kind Spock used to play in TOS?

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Would love to find one, I think they used to sell them a long time ago. [Smile]

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JMLyle
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Icon 1 posted November 02, 2003 13:04      Profile for JMLyle     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a three dimensional chess set, but it's not that one. It has three levels of 64 squares. There are a number of squares that can be used to change levels at the end (and maybe the beginning) of a move, but not mid-move.

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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted November 02, 2003 14:35      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've played 3-D tic-tac-toe, which is a lot harder than it sounds. Of course I had a proper board, but other people I know just used to use 3 sheets of paper. Hardcore.
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Icon 1 posted November 02, 2003 16:20      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I couldn't even find it at startrek.com. [Frown] But, i did find the official rules and how to build one yourself here . You can buy a board from the inventor here, but it doesn't look like the one Spock used.
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Icon 1 posted November 03, 2003 15:45      Profile for fussili     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I actually have had the chance to play it.

And yes it is as complicated as it looks. It does however function rather well as a game. Its good for a laugh, someone in my year at high school made one for his workshop project.

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GameMaster
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Icon 1 posted November 04, 2003 01:53      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by JMLyle:
I have a three dimensional chess set, but it's not that one. It has three levels of 64 squares. There are a number of squares that can be used to change levels at the end (and maybe the beginning) of a move, but not mid-move.

I have played the same thing (i think)... It was 3 standard 8 by 8 boards stacked one on top of eachother... Top and bottom board have the lower left a white square (as typical chess) and the middle is a black square. Black (or was it white) starts at the top and White (or was it black) start on the bottom oppisite. All piecies move exsactly as they do in normal chess, even in the z cordinate (some silly rules about the way pawns take other peices but I can't remember).

I'd love to see 3D Go. [Smile]

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Icon 3 posted November 04, 2003 06:49      Profile for MTB Babe   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Someone needs to hardcorp market this. They'd make some mad cash

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Icon 1 posted November 04, 2003 07:12      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry, but I read a whole big thing on this awhile back - it's illegal to produce them without express permission, either from Paramount or someone else (I forget all the details). I believe that even the 3D chess set offered by Franklin Mint (and/or the Smithstonian) was not authorized, and there was a big battle over it. Yeah, I'm really hedging on this stuff - I'm kind of tired right now, and about to go to physics...

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Icon 1 posted November 13, 2003 20:25      Profile for Twinkle Toes   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I downloaded the game here , and suddenly up popped "Parmen not playing (Tournament)"

What the dingle does that mean?! (besides the fact that it beat me (Checkmate))

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