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The Chess Variant Pages



This page is written by the game's inventor, Daniel Zacharias.

Skica

Skica is a decimal chess variant, extending the standard setup with Ski pieces and the Camels and Wildebeest from Wildebeest Chess.

Setup

Pieces

The Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Rook, King, and Queen all have their standard moves.

SR

The Ski-Rook moves as a Rook, but always jumps over the first square in its path, whether or not it is occupied.

SB

The Ski-Bishop moves as a Bishop, but always jumps over the first square in its path, whether or not it is occupied.

C

The Camel makes a 3,1 leap in any direction.

W

The Wildebeest moves as a Knight or a Camel.

SQ

The Ski-Queen moves as a Queen but always jumps over the first square in its path, whether or not it is occupied.

Rules

All rules are as in Chess, with these exceptions.

Castling

When castling, the king moves threespaces in either direction rather than two.

Promotion

Pawns can promote upon reaching any of the last three ranks. On the 8th rank, a pawn may promote to a Wildebeest. On the 9th rank, a pawn may promote to a Ski-Queen. If a pawn reaches the 10th rank, it must promote to a Queen.

Notes

Skica can be played on Game Courier using this link.



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By Daniel Zacharias.

Last revised by H. G. Muller.


Web page created: 2022-04-04. Web page last updated: 2022-11-25