The Chess Variant Pages



This page is written by the game's inventor, Peter Leyva.

Chess Is Wild

By Peter Leyva

 

Introduction

This is my new addition to the chess variant pages, I call it "Chess is Wild".  The difference in this game is the movement of the pieces and the "W" added to the inner 16 squares.  The "W" is a wild square.  This lets the chess pieces move in a added tactic.

Setup

 The game is set up on a traditional (8x8 grid) and uses traditional chess pieces.  The inner 16 squares are designated as wild squares.

Pieces

The special movements for the pieces when in a wild square are as follows:  

Pawns are designated with the club movement. They can move and capture 1 or 2 spaces forward, or 1 space diagonally. This piece is purely progressive.  

Rooks are designated with the spade movement. They can move and capture on the 3rd square forward, making this piece a leaper. It also moves and captures 1 square diagonally, this piece is not purely a progressive piece.  

Knights are designated with the heart movement. They can move and capture 1square forward, or 1 square diagonally, and like a traditional FIDE Knight, this piece is also not subject to being a purely progressive piece.  

The Bishops are designated with the diamond movement. They can move and capture on the 3rd square forward, or 1 square diagonally, and like a traditional FIDE Knight, this piece also is not subject to being a purely progressive piece. 

The Queen moves in a traditional fide fashion.  

The King moves in a traditional fide fashion and has the ability to use all the movements that a wild square offers except that of a Queen. 

Rules

The chess pieces move in a traditional form. 

They also move in a form of a designated poker card symbol, such as the club, heart, spade, and diamond.  They can only move in a card form when they are on a wild square with a "W" on it.  

The objective is still to checkmate your opponents king. 

Credits