The Chess Variant Pages




Chess Is Wild

By Peter Leyva

 

Introduction

This is my new addition to the chess variant pages, I call it "Chess is Wild".  The difference in this game is the movement of the pieces and the "W" added to the inner 16 squares.  The "W" is a wild square.  This lets the chess pieces move in a added tactic.

Setup

 The game is set up on a traditional (8x8 grid) and uses traditional chess pieces.  The inner 16 squares are designated as wild squares.

Pieces

The special movements for the pieces when in a wild square are as follows:  

Pawns are designated with the club movement. They can move and capture 1 or 2 spaces forward, or 1 space diagonally. This piece is purely progressive.  

Rooks are designated with the spade movement. They can move and capture on the 3rd square forward, making this piece a leaper. It also moves and captures 1 square diagonally, this piece is not purely a progressive piece.  

Knights are designated with the heart movement. They can move and capture 1square forward, or 1 square diagonally, and like a traditional FIDE Knight, this piece is also not subject to being a purely progressive piece.  

The Bishops are designated with the diamond movement. They can move and capture on the 3rd square forward, or 1 square diagonally, and like a traditional FIDE Knight, this piece also is not subject to being a purely progressive piece. 

The Queen moves in a traditional fide fashion.  

The King moves in a traditional fide fashion and has the ability to use all the movements that a wild square offers except that of a Queen. 

Rules

The chess pieces move in a traditional form. 

They also move in a form of a designated poker card symbol, such as the club, heart, spade, and diamond.  They can only move in a card form when they are on a wild square with a "W" on it.  

The objective is still to checkmate your opponents king. 

Credits