# Óskar's 3dchess

## Introduction

I was checking out the 3d chess variants on this site, and didn't quite agree with'em. So I decided to make up a 3d chessvariant like I think they should be. Equipment: 2 sets of regular chess pieces and 5 regular chessboards (that'll make a total of five chess-sets). Enjoy!

## Setup

The setup is shown below: level E a b c d e f g h 8 R N B Q K B N R 7 P P P P P P P P 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level D empty level C empty level B empty level A a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 P P P P P P P P 1 R N B Q K B N R Note: The squere over/under another squere aren't the same color. For example: Ca1:black; Ba1:White; Da1:white

## Pieces

The same as in chess. Movements are shown below: (m=movement only squere, x=movement and capture, c=capture only squere, o=other piece) PAWN level E a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level D a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - c c c - 4 - - - - - m - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level C a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - c m c - 4 - - - - - P - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - m - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level B a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - - - 3 - - c c c - - - 2 - - - m - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level A a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - - - m - - - - 3 - - c m c - - - 2 - - - P - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - KNIGHT level E a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - x - - - - 4 - - x - x - - - 3 - - - x - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level D a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - x - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - x - - - x - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - x - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level C a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - x - x - - - 5 - x - - - x - - 4 - - - N - - - - 3 - x - - - x - - 2 - - x - x - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level B a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - x - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - x - - - x - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - x - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level A a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - x - - - - 4 - - x - x - - - 3 - - - x - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - ROOK level E a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - - - x - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level D a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - - - x - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level C a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - o - - - - 6 - - - x - - - - 5 - - - x - - - - 4 x x x R x x x x 3 - - - x - - - - 2 - - - x - - - - 1 - - - x - - - - level B a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - - - x - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level A a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - - - x - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - BISHOP level E a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - x - x - x - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - x - - - x - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - x - x - x - - 1 - - - - - - - - level D a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - x x x - - - 4 - - x - x - - - 3 - - x x x - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level C a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 x - - - - - o - 6 - x - - - x - - 5 - - x - x - - - 4 - - - B - - - - 3 - - x - x - - - 2 - x - - - x - - 1 x - - - - - x - level B a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - x x x - - - 4 - - x - x - - - 3 - - x x x - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level A a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - x - x - x - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - x - - - x - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - x - x - x - - 1 - - - - - - - - QUEEN level E a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - x - x - x - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - x - x - x - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - x - x - x - - 1 - - - - - - - - level D a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - x x x - - - 4 - - x x x - - - 3 - - x x x - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level C a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 x - - o - - o - 6 - x - x - x - - 5 - - x x x - - - 4 x x x Q x x x x 3 - - x x x - - - 2 - x - x - x - - 1 x - - x - - x - level B a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - x x x - - - 4 - - x x x - - - 3 - - x x x - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level A a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - x - x - x - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - x - x - x - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - x - x - x - - 1 - - - - - - - - KING level E a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level D a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - x x x - - - 4 - - x x x - - - 3 - - x x x - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level C a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - x x x - - - 4 - - x K x - - - 3 - - x x x - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level B a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - x x x - - - 4 - - x x x - - - 3 - - x x x - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - level A a b c d e f g h 8 - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - -

## Rules

Same as in chess except for: 1. When you capture a piece from your oppponent you may drop a corresponding piece from your second chess piece set (let's call it the reserve set for now) onto the board. Your opponent then gets his piece back as a piece in his/her reserve set. A pawn may not be dropped on the first rank or the eighth rank on any level. A white pawn dropped on rank 2 on level A or a black pawn dropped on rank 7 on level E has not moved,so they can move two squeres/cubes; as haven't white rooks dropped on Aa1/Ah1 or black rooks on Ea1/Eh1, so you can castle with'em. 2. There's no en passant. 3. White pawns promote only at level E rank 8 and black pawns only at level A rank 1

## Notes

Notation: levels are marked A-E, white's pieces start out on level A and black pieces on level E. The central level is level C, the level between levels C and A is level B and the level between levels C and E is level D. So the white's king starts at Ae1 and the black one at Ee1. Note: I haven't testplayed this game yet because I haven't got five chess sets. If you think you can help me make this game better, please email me at [email protected]

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Web page created: 2010-06-21. Web page last updated: 2010-06-21