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Email: [ok]
Frequency: Approximately weekly
Type: Chess derivative - design your own pieces
Costs: Free
Last-Update: 2009Feb09
Status: 40+ games running on May 3, 2004
Keywords: free, open-ended, email, human, modern, abstract


Genetess is a pbem board game based loosely on chess in which you can create your own pieces as the game progresses. Each Genetess game (and there are several) is played on a different board, and players create and move their pieces in a series of turns until all bar one have lost their King.

An all time high score table will be maintained, and many players are currently playing in several games at once. Each turn takes only a couple of minutes and on average comes around every 5 days.

Full rules are on the website, so come take a look.

And last but not least Genetess is, and will always remain, completely free :-)


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Greg Lindahl