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How about creating a variant in which a player wins when, and only when he/she connects 4 pieces in a row? Creating a line of five or more would not end the game. Or the other way around: connecting 5 or more pieces would make you LOSE the game.
Raistlin: I'm a terrible line4 player, but I always agree with the best players's opinions. Those who knows the game are particularly able to make it better, and it should be a rule for all games in BK!
SunnY DaY: So I wish to know fellow players' opinions about changing the boardsize either to 7x5 (rows x columns) or 7x7, where only skill (and a bit of luck) determine the winner, not the size of the board.
Hello, I'd like to make some suggestions about Line4 and its variants. Although I can't find any article on the internet about it, decent players (not only from BrainKing) agreed that 8x8 board is won by black (second player). Despite that game statistics prove otherwise, (more games won by white in line4) it still favors 2nd players. I was interested in this game's theory and came across John Tromp's web site, and got an idea. BK players have already suggested enforcing 2 games to make it even. I have a different sollution. On mentioned website there's a table with solved variants:
I would like to suggest that in order to make this game more 'fair' to both players (especially at high gameplay levels) BrainKing should move to board size which (according to John Tromp) leads to a draw, provided both players play perfect. I suppose players will agree with me, that having 5 or less columns would oversimplify the game, as might be with the number of rows. So I wish to know fellow players' opinions about changing the boardsize either to 7x5 (rows x columns) or 7x7, where only skill (and a bit of luck) determine the winner, not the size of the board.
In 7x5 games would end faster (which is a plus, I think) whereas 7x7 would be a less change to 8x8.
Justaminute: Well, we have hasami shogi example. The rules were changed some years ago in Brainking.
Raistlin: But 2 matches is an option of each player to create the game, not change anything. :(
There're some possibilities:
- change the size board to 8x8 (like i said before);
- with 7x7, maybe black player be the first to play and do 2 moves, one for white player and other for himself and only then the white player play. The white player go on beeing the first player, but, at first, he will have a bad move, played for black player. It's a little similar with happen in swap five in line.
It's a pity didn't change anything, because game is funny and much more people would play it if it was more balanced.
I agree it is very bias to white but 7x7 is I believe the traditional board size going back centuries. I think giving black a 1 point advantage so draws count as a win for black evens it up a lot 55% to 45%. Alternatively allowing black to swop sides is suggested on Wikipedia on move 1 if white's move it too advantagous.
MadMonkey: I would like to be able to set up the maximum number of vacation days allowed in a game before it starts. I don't want a random opponent to be able to hijack my game. But I;d be happy to let a friend have extra time in another game.
Give your opponent the option to claim the game once the you have timed out. I have timed-out by minutes or hours before, for silly reasons (work or dodgy internet) and i am sure some of my friends here would not choose to win a game this way.
I am sure i am not the only one who has now run out of vacation days, so no doubt i will time-out on lots more before the end of the year, or like was suggested many years ago, give people the option to buy more vacation days with their Brains.
I guess you could always restrict it if people want to be so serious, and say not to have it on red dot games
..if you are trying to increase your ratings,is it better to challenge a player who's rating is a lot better than yours?sure it will be more of a challenge,but if you succeed in winning,does it affect your rating better than playing someone who's rating is close to yours?
It is quite difficult to reach the higher rankings in some games. Some players, who certainly deserve their ranking by playing well within the years, are very alone on their top rankings.
How about changing the BKR system in order to get more movement in the rankings: Lets look for example at the ranking system in professional tennis: The points you earn count for one year and not forever. This makes sure that players are on the top, who play well and who are doing it "now"... .
This fearute would encourage more the players who play much and who want to get to the top, even if they are not as "experienced" as the long-term-best... .
talen314: Combining games would be really cool to do. I don;t think it would be easy to build, but an Extended Chess game where players could combine two or three games would be awesome. Oh, and of course, if it would be legally possible, SuperChess.
Actually I would accept any new game soon. It is really a while ago that a new game was released. How about Dots and Boxes?
A feature I would like to see is one that would allow a user to limit the waiting games shown to only time limits desired. (If a person does not like 30 limits or very fast limits they would not be shown.)
I ran across an article about a variant called Knightmate Relay Chess which is exactly what it sounds like, a combination of Knightmate Chess and Knight Relay Chess.
brain008: I need interactive boards for improve my skills. Mostly I'd like to find board for cheversi (with counting points after every move) because I think I could solve this game. Can anyone help me?
I'd like to see (and can use) such feature like boards for analysis all possible games. I mean boards for playing by myself for training and analysis purposes. With undo/redo option for moves and save/load current position in game as well.
thechosen0ne: I think you are missing the point. All I would like is to have the option of having unlimited amount of players. Only having 4 players is too small as some players miss out due the time difference. And sometimes I can't get 8 players if I tick the 8 box.