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Kriegspiel is a game information page. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, War game, Hidden information.

Kriegspiel. With help of a referee, two players move without knowing the moves of the opponent. (3x(8x8), Cells: 192) (Recognized!)

Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Henry Michael Temple.

Notes

This more than one century old chess variant has a steady group of enthousiastic players and three books written on it. Playing Kriegspiel well may not be easy, but rewarding. The complexity comes in this variant from the fact that there are many things about the position you cannot know, but some you can guess or deduce. Kriegspiel is often played over the board, with help of a referee, but also on chess servers on the Internet. It is occasionally used as a theme in fairy chess problem compositions.

Other Information

The board used for this game has 8 row(s), 8 column(s), 3 levels/boards, 192 cells/squares.
This game is a 2 player game.

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  • Crazyhouse Kriegspiel. Combines Crazyhouse with Kriegspiel. (8x8, Cells: 64) By David Dana-Bashian.
  • Romulan Chess. Kriegspiel variant: played with a referee where pieces cloak and uncloak. (8x8, Cells: 64) Author: Steve Kramer and Hans L. Bodlaender.
  • One-Eye Chess (Blind). Kriegspiel variant where one side can see, but lacks both Knights, a Bishop and the Queen. Author: Ed Friedlander.
  • One-Eye Chess (Sighted). Kriegspiel variant where one side can see, but lacks both Knights, a Bishop and the Queen. Author: Ed Friedlander.
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