The Chess Variant Pages

Fusion Chessgi

by Fergus Duniho

Fusion Chessgi is a hybrid of Fusion Chess and Chessgi. It is a game in which pieces may combine together, split apart, and change sides.


It's might be best to play this game with a computer interface, such as with Zillions of Games, but if you like, you may play it with a regular 8x8 Chess board and two or more sets of Chess pieces. You can represent compound pieces with pairs of pieces. However, if you do it this way, you will have to divide up your in-hand area, so that you can clearly tell which are compound pieces, and which are simple pieces being held in hand. It may be better to at least have specially made Marshall and Paladin pieces. You can make these by affixing small rooks and bishops to larger knights, or vice-versa. I recommend using Friendly Plastic for this. Or you could just buy some sets for Gothic Chess.


The initial setup for Fusion Chessgi is exactly the same as for regular Chess. So there is no need for a diagram.


Fusion Chessgi is played like FIDE Chess with the following exceptions: