For Three People
This was invented when I had two roommates who expressed an interest in
chess. Sadly, this variant was never played.
I tried to keep the pieces movement similar in description so there
should be no shocks about how they move.
The board is made of triangles. It worked out that while figuring out
the bishop's move to checker the board, there are four colors. I chose
white, black (blue here), and red for the pieces since those were the
colors I could find for purchase when it was invented. The fourth
checker color is green for difference. The colors are really
Without further ado, here it is.
You will notice there are four Bishops to match the four checker
colors, four Knights because of how weak they are, and nine pawns to
cover a line. Otherwise the pieces are the same.
Rather then try to describe it further, here it is.
Items to note:
- The King starts on their color.
- The Queen starts on green.
- The Knights are on 2 greens and the colors of the opposing players.
- The Rooks are on the colors of the opposing players.
- The Pawns are on 3 of their own color and 2 of every other color.
The King can move through any of the three sides or any of the three
A Queen can move through any of the three sides or any of the three
vertices as far as desired. This makes the Queen a glorified Rook for
most of the game.
A Bishop can move through any of the three vertices as far as desired
(which is one space) This makes the Bishop a lot weaker than what most
people will be used to.
A Knight can move through any of the three sides followed by the vertex in the
A Rook can move through any of the three sides as far as desired.
A Pawn can move through any either of the forward sides or capture
through either of the forward vertices. Because of the geometry of the
triangles, the pawns are a little more powerful, but they take longer
to reach promotion.
Just like in orthodox chess (Pawn movement, check, checkmate, castling)
except for the triangle movement.
The "flat" side opposite of your "point", or anywhere between and
including where the opposing Kings begin, grants promotion for a Pawn.