Néstor Romeral Andrés
Here is a variant for Epaminondas. Any feedback is appreciated!
Three stones (AKA 'Three lakes')
Before the game starts and after all the pieces have been placed, players do the following:
1. Black places a gray stone on any empty cell.
2. White places a gray stone on any empty cell.
3. Black places a gray stone on any empty cell.
Stones act as ummovable and unpassable walls. I also call them 'lakes', and I have used them in one of my latest games.
This gives 1.367.520 different configurations to explore.
This works for other games, like Chess.
Sounds interesting. I'll give it a try next time I play.