Hans 38SpecialThis is an entry of Eric Greenwood for the contest to design a chess variant on a board with 38 squares.
DescriptionDrops are allowed; promotion is on any enemy setup square. This game was designed specifically with Hans37 pieces in mind!
Pawns 'n' Pieces
- Be: Berolina Pawn
- moves diagonally forward 1 and takes forward 1. Promotes to Wazir.
- Sh: Shatranj Pawn
- moves forward 1 and takes diagonally forward 1. Promotes to Firzan.
- Ch: Chinese pawn
- moves and takes 1 forward. Promotes to "A" (Across the river) by crossing the middle of the board.
- D: Dabbabah
- moves to the second square horizontally or vertically, and may move w/o capturing to the 1st horiz. or Vert. square. Promotes to Rook.
- N: Chinese kNightrider
- moves like a knight, but MUST move the first part of the move to an unoccupied horizontal or vertical square before going to the diagonal. (May not Jump.) As long as there is a clear path, the piece may keep going in the same direction. Promotes to Tiger.
- B: Short Bishop
- May move 1 or 2 squares diagonally only, and may not Jump to the 2nd square. Promotes to Full Bishop.
- S: Silver
- moves as Shogi Silver. Promotes to Gold.
- G: Gold
- moves as Shogi Gold. Promotes to Wolf.
- promoted Shatranj Pawn. Moves 1 square diagonally.
- promoted Berolina Pawn. Moves 1 square Horiz. or Vert.
- Chinese pawn past midway. Moves forward or sideways. If moved into the "citadel" square, becomes piece-in-hand.
- promoted Dabbabah. As Chess Rook.
- promoted short bishop. As Chess Bishop.
- promoted kNightrider. As Chess Knight,(may Jump now)plus may move 1 square any direction.
- promoted Gold. Moves 1 square any except straight back.
Comment by HBAlthough not mentioned explicitly, it is clear from Eric's description that orthodox chess rules as check, mate, stalemate, apply; the K is the king, that moves as in orthodox chess.
Written by Eric Greenwood. Html-makeup and comment added by Hans Bodlaender.
This is an entry in the Contest to make a chess variant on a board with 38 squares.
WWW page created: October 24, 1997. Last modified: March 2, 1998.