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King's Court. Variant on 8 by 12 board with Chancellors and Jesters. (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Paulowich wrote on 2012-02-04 UTC

Seven years have passed since the last game of King's Court was played on this site. This large (12x8) chess variant inspired the following set of rules. I never succeeded in inventing a game using these rules and I no longer have the free time to conduct the necessary playtesting.

Rule One: Only simple pieces like the Rook, Bishop, and Nightrider have unlimited movement.

Rule Two: Compound pieces cannot move more than four squares. For example: a 'Queen' would actually be a Q4, limited to a maximum move of four squares.

Rule Three: A compound of three pieces cannot move more than two squares. The Chancellor in King's Court is an example of such a piece.