The Chess Variant Pages

Missile Chess


Place a checker beneath every piece and every pawn (not the king).


This checker represents a missle. The missle can fire in the same way that the piece can move. (Therefore, a pawn's missle can go diagonally forward one space, etc.) The missle kills only one enemy piece; it acts as if your piece has moved to that space, but your piece does not actually move. After the piece has fired its missle, remove the checker--that piece cannot fire another missle.

Tactical tips

Be careful when using your missle: Would it be better to go ahead and move your piece, and save your missle for when you really need it?

Written by Jeremy Harper.
WWW page created: July 17, 2002.