I got in a few games of chess tonight at our club here in Chandler. I ended up 1-3, but I was playing people who on the low end were rated about 350 (1765 vs 1416) points higher than me. I almost won a second game, where I was up an exchange and had a good time advantage on the clock, but then blew it by hanging a knight. Oh, well.

So do people here think chess qualifies as a wargame? It obviously is an abstraction of ancient warfare. Growing up I never really played the game. I knew how the pieces moved, but I was interested in 'real' wargames like those from AH, West End Games, GDW and others. I wish I would have given it a chance as a kid, because I have loved it immensely since I started playing a little over a year ago. Growing up though I thought why would I want to play that when I can command the Allies in WWII or whatever forces were in the games I had. Now I play at least one night a week ftf, which is more than I get normal wargames in.

Views: 53


You need to be a member of ConsimWorld to add comments!

Join ConsimWorld

Comment by Ken Keller on April 9, 2008 at 8:32pm
I agree that chess is not a wargame by today's understanding of the term. Probably closer to abstract mathematical games. But playing chess is closer to war than playing any wargame.
Comment by John Kranz on April 8, 2008 at 10:33am
My father was big into Chess -- now his game is Cribbage. I never took any formal classes or read any books on Chess, and not being a natural at the game, my play would be rated as so-so at best. What I actually really enjoyed was Ty Bomba's Boom and Zoom, or whatever it is called now. Played it years ago and it was quite addicting.

Help Center

Latest Activity

Nathan and BoardTactical are now friends
Mizore updated their profile
Eric Walters left a comment for Richard Northey
"Welcome to the CONSIMWORLD Social Website, Richard.  PANZERBLITZ is indeed a class title and…"
Richard Northey is now a member of ConsimWorld
Jim Werbaneth posted a blog post

Talking about American Seacoast Fortifications

This is today's big project.  I gave a presentation at Armchair Dragoons' virtual game convention,…See More
Joe F. (Art of Wargames) joined Jo Bader's group

Second Front

This is my tun-based game 'Second Front' for PC and Mc. It is showing tactical WW2 actions of…See More
Eric Walters and Joe F. (Art of Wargames) are now friends
Joe F. (Art of Wargames) updated their profile




CSW Related Links

© 2020   Created by John Kranz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service