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Books with "Living Chess"

Description: Books in which characters take the roles of chess pieces in combat, intrigue, or even dance.

Members: 11 participating members (show all)

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1
5,544 members, 105 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (1), ijustgetbored (1), foggidawn (1), souloftherose (1), Edward (1), paradoxosalpha (1), hailelib (2)

Score: 27.36

2
99,552 members, 1,630 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: hailelib (1), prosfilaes (1), souloftherose (1), norabelle414 (2), foggidawn (2)

Score: 18.73

3
290 members, 6 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: lquilter (1), spiphany

Score: 8

4
3,790 members, 33 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ijustgetbored (2), paradoxosalpha (3)

Score: 6.4

Explanations:

paradoxosalpha (3): Clearly derived from the Hypnerotomachia.

5
1,175 members, 11 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: hailelib (3), paradoxosalpha (5)

Score: 5.71

Explanations:

paradoxosalpha (5): It's Martian chess, or Jetan, of course--but the title still says "Chessmen." A seminal living chess arena battle.

6
4,009 members, 116 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (3), paradoxosalpha (6)

Score: 5.6

7
998 members, 14 reviews
4.63 stars (4.63 stars)

Lists: sandstone78 (1)

Score: 4

8
569 members, 11 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Score: 4

9
606 members, 7 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: paradoxosalpha (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

paradoxosalpha (2): Probably the earliest instance of the trope: the chess ballet in the court of Queen Eleuterylida.

10
107 members, 2 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: sandstone78 (2)

Score: 3.36

11
349 members, 5 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: paradoxosalpha (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

paradoxosalpha (4): Takes place in the "Antipodes," an island country populated by animate game pieces.

12
229 members, 5 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: paradoxosalpha (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

paradoxosalpha (7): Unfortunately, the chess adventure was over by the end of the eighth chapter out of twenty.

13
11 members, 0 reviews

Score: 0

14
1,078 members, 201 reviews
2.86 stars (2.86 stars)

Thumbs down: norabelle414 (4)

Score: < 0

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Started by: paradoxosalpha (January 2012)

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