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SphereChess rethinks the game you know and love

SphereChess takes the basic rules of chess and wraps them around a new, rounder board, the game's creators announced today.

Like a regular chessboard, SphereChess features 64 squares for players to move on. However, each square has been repositioned to fit a spherical board. On this new board, a bishop piece, for example, can hit 17 squares as opposed to its regular seven. Squares can also be hit from several different directions.

The game's AI is still in development, and no moves or strategies have been "officially recorded" yet. A full list of rules and piece abilities are available on the SphereChess website.

The SphereChess beta is open now for Windows PC, and those interested can register and play online.

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