[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Three Handed Chess. Three handed Chess with special rules to promote 3-way play. (Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]James Spratt wrote on 2006-07-30 UTCHi, Jaan: I made a Chess for Three game on a triangular board (in the alphabetical index here) some years ago and had to deal with the same issues, of course, especially what to do with a dead King's remaining men. I've found that the two weaker players tend to gang up on the strongest anyhow, as a matter of survival, until one King falls, at which point, in my game, his pieces become inert and may be taken by either player as required to get them out of the way. My thinking was that for the capturer to be able to recruit the captured King's pieces would constitute an overpowering advantage which would preclude further fair play, although a subsequent victory by the (now) weaker player would be a very satisfying 'David vs. Goliath' feat. So how often does the disadvantaged guy win in your game? The shape of the board may affect the practicality of a rule requiring mutual assistance; on a triangular board a moment sometimes occurs when a Queen has both of the opposing Kings lined up in such a way that she can take them in sequence, taking one and 'checkmating' the other. I think that would be less likely on a board with square cells because it's easier for a targeted King to duck to one side.