On Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:05:41 PM UTC-7, 52% wrote:
Why invest effort in learning
how to play such a game well, when Chess exists with such a large community
behind it, and is so similar?
But there's another side to that. If people are put off from Chess not by
anything about the game itself, but by the fact that there are so many people
who have studied it in such depth that they are likely to run into impossibly
superior opponents... a variant has appeal for exactly that reason.