The Chess Variant Pages

String Chess

String Chess is a one-dimensional chess variant, invented by Aron Wall. He writes:

Regarding One-dimensional Chess, I have an independently worked out version (called string chess) that is larger and more complex:

Pieces start as follows:

         DFFQMGGSBBSS.....ssbbsggmqttd
        Seelie                  Unseelie

Movement

Snail
.S.
Single Step
Bee
. B .
Double Step Leap
Spider
..S.. 
Snail+Bee
Grasshopper As a normal Grasshopper
Mouse
-----M----- 
As a Rook
Frog(Toad)
.^.^.^F^.^.^.^.
Ranging Bee
Dragonfly Mouse + Frog
Queen
..Q..
Moves like Spider, Checkmate Target

Rules

Let me know if you find any bugs in it.


Written by Aaron Hall.
WWW page created: November 18, 1996. Last modified: February 7, 1997.