# TwisterChess

See title. Extrapolate. Extrapolate, title, extrapolate?

8 people (4 per side). One limb per piece.

Is normal chess but with limitations necessarily imposed by players inability to stretch arbitrarily far.

May or maynot be played with extra player(s) who can actually see the board without being in it. Might be amusing to only allow piece-eye view so to speak.

Okay, Dan just demonstrated to me that the piece-eye view play could conceivably be impossibly hard. It would definitely require every limb to be labeled with which piece it was. It would probably require one person "in charge" who asks where each piece was every move. It would probably also require the whole board to be labeled (b5, c6, f3, etc.), but that may just be a GoodIdea for this game. I suppose we could do group playing, but that would get hairy fast, and I just think that is a BadIdea waiting to happen. --LizzieKadison

Question: What happens if player falls down or knocks opponent down? House rules should be established prior to play.

Question: Rules if a person has lost a limb? May be played with player being allowed to place all limbs on remaining squares or may be played so that lost limbs may not be used for support for the remainder of the game... Yeah, usually in Twister, you can put a foot or a hand down outside the board, but here, that may or may not be possible. I really don't think extra limbs get to stay on the board because they could easily be mistaken for limbs still in play. This will become a problem when a player has only two limbs left, but this is why we need to establish rules for if a player falls down. --LizzieKadison

If the squares are clearly marked it _might_ be possible for it to be clear enough when two limbs are on the same square and hence only one surviving piece.

Question: How big is the board? It really can't be too big, because then you run into the people-not-stretchy-enough problem really fast, but it can't be too small, because then you get massive people-running-into-each-other problems. I want to say the board can't be any bigger than 6 feet on a side, probably more like 5 (diagonal is still something like 7 feet long, but you have to run into logistics problems somewhere). That makes the squares somewhere around 7 inches square. This seems big enough for me, but I don't know how big people's feet are, and how they feel about balancing on their toes for however long this game goes.

Question: How do you divide people among pieces? Each person two pawns and the pieces behind them? I suspect bishops get difficult... some comments: Might allow the dividing up of the pieces as a bit of strategy to the discretion of each side at the beginning of the game. Could consider making switching piece ownership a move, although would be probably more fun not to.

[Note: Was thinking maybe of carefully marking board over grass lawn with string or with chalk on cement.]

Eep! Please don't use string and stuff to mark down squares. It would be real easy for somebody to get a finger or toe stuck under a string and topple over as soon as they tried to move. Chalk sounds like a much better idea, though the cement doesn't really make me very happy, either. Any recommendations? --KL

Masking tape on those big wrestling mats would probably work. Easy to put on, easy to take off, don't leave a mark. --LizzieKadison

Who's in?

You realize some of the above have graduated...

Board Found (8/31/2004)

Dates TwisterChess have been played:

• September 4, 2004
• September 5, 2004

September 4, 2004 First ever playing of Twister Chess

Board courtesy of EmilyRoss?.

First game:

Second game:

Someone please fill in names and correct. -- The management whose memory is bad

Rules used:

The game was a success, and due to popular demand will be played tomorrow (Sunday, Sept 5) at 1pm. Whee!

Dates currently proposed:

• September 5, 2004. 1pm
• Judge: JulieWortman (insofar, at least, that she was the one holding the Sharpie at the beginning of the game)
• White [Phil (director)]: Nick? (R, Kn), Ricky (B, Q), LizKadison (K, B), Cliff (Kn, R)
• Black [Julian (director)]: ? (R, Kn), KatieLewis (B, Q), DonNy (K, B), Tracy (Kn, R)

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