I get it, chess is classic and original and mind-blowing whatsoever, you can actually go on ranting about how great it is for the rest of your life. However, modern people like you and me, love to innovate things to come up with something better. Chess has been around forever and it’s time for, let’s just say, a makeover. Introducing Armis, another strategy board game with an almost infinite number of winning probabilities than any other board game on the planet. Actually, it’s like a mash-up of Chess, Checker, Risk and Stratego.There are 18 pieces in the game namely: President, Vice President, Army, Aircraft Carrier, Submarine, Jet, Helicopter, Coast Guard, Reserve, Religion, Media, Child, Diplomat, Nuke and 2 Marines. Yes, you read me right, there is a Child on the game. These pieces have their respective duties and moves, and you have to move them accordingly to capture the opponent’s flag. A Vice President can take out a Diplomat but not a Nuke, a Diplomat can take out a Nuke but not a Reserve, a Nuke can take a Reserve, and this kind of rule goes on with the rest of the pieces. It’s really gonna rock your mind. Some of the pieces are dependent on others to be able to move, and there are also others whose lives are dependent on other pieces. The Submarine for example cannot move if a Mover does not take it to the coastal waters.The game also has special conditions. In the event of the President’s assassination for instance, the vice president can take over. Should there be no Vice President to take over, the flag is immobilized. If you capture your opponent’s Child, you will lose your Diplomat and Religion, and if your Reserve is next to the Flag during an attack, the Reserve will be sacrificed. There are more special conditions other than the ones mentioned which makes the game a lot more complicated than it already is.Aside from the game’s composition of 18 different pieces with individual capabilities, another thing that makes this game wildly crazy is that you get to set up the pieces (with the exception of the flag and the reserves) on the board the way you want them to be, giving you literally millions of ways to win and lose. Imagine? You’ll never get to experience the monotony of other board games with Armis. I actually played the game and I’d be honest with you, I enjoyed it a lot but it gave me a headache.