WARNING: What follows is a game only a Geek could love.

Today’s design is a twist on the venerable game of chess, via quantum mechanics (See…I warned you).

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The concept of Schrodinger’s Cat is a widely known one. A cat in the box with a device that has a 50/50 chance of killing the cat. While its in the box, the cat could be dead, OR alive. But you do not know until you open the box or observe it some other way. Thus, through quantum mechanics, the cat is both alive and dead at the same time. Opening the box “collapses” the different states into the actual existing state. Now…imagine that concept, applied to chess. And now….i refer you to Chrome Cow, because honestly, the whole idea is kinda confusing to me, though I did spend almost an hour reading it and trying it in my head. I found a few problems, mainly in some of the fancier moves and checks….but, an overall interesting idea. Maybe we can try this in chess club? 😛
Thank you Sean Hyde-Moyer!