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It was last modified on: 2017-10-20
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender and Fergus  Duniho. Inventor: Andrew  Bartmess. Tridimensional Chess (Star Trek). Three-dimensional chess from Star Trek. (x7, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
david wrote on 2002-05-16 UTCGood ★★★★
needs more deatel about how to move attack bord and moving peaces.

ChrisWitham wrote on 2002-05-17 UTCGood ★★★★
This is more or less an overview of the rules, for the full rules you have to pay. If you are intrested in them go to Andrew Bartmess' page linked to under the notes.

Marco wrote on 2002-05-21 UTCGood ★★★★
Nice job, useful as starting point. For Italian-speaking people see <a href=''>Scacchi Tridimensionali</a> di Marco Bresciani.

Anonymous wrote on 2002-07-30 UTCGood ★★★★
<b>it's good but you need a PLAY button</b>

Doug Keenan wrote on 2002-07-31 UTCGood ★★★★
FREE GAME playable computer version of 3D chess on Spock's board with instructions @

joey wrote on 2002-09-20 UTCGood ★★★★
mate it is a very good site if you want to know how the board is set up but i want to know how you play and all the rules with pic with them. then it will be a good site.

Anonymous wrote on 2002-11-07 UTCGood ★★★★
I had a 3-d chess set when I was a kid. Why can't I find a place to buy one now?

Michael, Ottawa CA wrote on 2002-11-08 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Considering how there is limited amounts concerning the subject-This is a great site, well designed. Informative, and has that traditional 'chess' feel, though it concerns 3D chess. For the full basic rounded picture. Lets not forget the links also-great job!

DADSPERU wrote on 2002-11-29 UTCGood ★★★★
Great site but can you actually play online?

John M. Debevec wrote on 2002-12-13 UTC
I own a copy of this chess set from the Franklin Mint. It was pricey, but it is a gem. It looks damn good sitting in the corner of my office. The playability is questionable, since the multiple levels make one's ears bleed. The chess set came with playing instructions, but I bought it more for display and as a conversation piece. What can I say... I'm a rabid Trekkie!

Francis Maxino wrote on 2002-12-28 UTCGood ★★★★
It would be wonderful if the full rules of tri-dimensional chess could be
explained in more detail, from experimentation it appears highly plausible
that it is possible to play it as a serious game.

Jianying Ji wrote on 2002-12-28 UTC
quick note: web page for  Andrew Bartmess and tridim chess has changed 

Anonymous wrote on 2002-12-28 UTC
Full tournament rules:

Parmen (TriD playing program):

Seamus wrote on 2003-04-10 UTCGood ★★★★
In your diagram illustrating the possible rook moves, two of the 
moveable boards are not above or below corners. It's implied from
your written description that the moveable boards can only occupy
spaces above or below corner squares of the 4x4 boards. Is this a
mistake or have I misunderstood something?

briancady413 wrote on 2003-04-15 UTC
There's an intrigueing tri-D Star Trek chess variant at:

Brian Cady

Anonymous wrote on 2003-05-13 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
thanx i've been looking 4 the board an rules 4 ages. ta very much!!!!

joe wrote on 2003-05-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I have always wanted this chess board and would like too buy it.Where could a player find this game? On the net or some store.I am in ST.Louis Mo & your web page is very helpfull in undrestanding the rules & the lay out of the game.Any help would be [email protected]

Doug Chatham wrote on 2003-05-18 UTC
There are some Star Trek 3-D Chess sets being sold on Ebay. The prices are, of course, astronomical :-)

matrixman wrote on 2003-05-20 UTCGood ★★★★
make one !!!!!!!!!

Lauren wrote on 2003-07-13 UTC
I have the tri-D chess set from franklin mint.  There is TOS version and a
TNG version.  The TOS version has 4 2X2 movable boards where as the TNG
board has  6.  I own the TOS one but I do not think franklin mint is
selling them anymore.  I managed to find a set of rules made in the 70's
in one of the Star Trek Giant Poster Books.  I belive it is volume
14 that has the rules in it.  There is also a version of tri-d chess that
you can play against a computer at this site.

Uri Bruck wrote on 2003-07-14 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
For rules written by Anderw Bartmess, same person who wrote them for the
Poster Book, look here:

Jay wrote on 2003-08-22 UTC
Hi I just found this site its great!
I own the chess set aswell from franklin mint.
If anyone knows its curent value id apreciate it..not that Id ever sell
it..its to prized a just curious what its worth now
also for any of u that have the set or are interested in it and want the
book..ebay curently has an auction selling the orig book that comes with

sorry i did not find ur site earlier to let the members know the book was
for sale hopefully anyone who really needs to replace their copy will see
this before auction ends.

Live long and prosper

David wrote on 2003-09-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

just found your site, i was looking a round the web to find out the value
of my star trek chess set, i payed way to much for it when the franklin
mint put it out. i have it still sitting in the box it was shipped to me
in. anyone interested in buying it send me an offer at
[email protected]


Dick Johnson wrote on 2003-12-13 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Thank you!! This is just what I had been looking for. These seem to go for around $200 in excellent conidition on eBay so I've been thinking of building my own...

Carolyn wrote on 2003-12-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

           THANK YOU FRANKLIN MINT  *********



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