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ZigZag Madness

This page contains one or more presets for playing game online with Game Courier, an online server for playing Chess variants by correspondence.

ZigZag Madness is a 10x10 board chess variant that features 2 new exotic pieces: the ZigZag Bishop and the ZigZag Rook,

The ZigZag Bishop controls all adjacent diagonals except adjacent squares and any square that is a knight's move away.
Similarly, the ZigZag Rook controls adjacent files and ranks with the same caveat.

The game also uses augmented knights instead of regular knights and 5 additional pawns (Ninja Pawns) that can be dropped during play.

Otherwise, the rules are exactly as in orthodox chess except for: Flexible castling (King can castle by moving 1, 2 or 3 (or 4 on Q-side) spaces towards rook, modified and faster movement of the standard pawns and associated extended en-passant rules.

PLAY the Game / Start the Game Courier Preset

The board is set up as follows for the white side (black side will mirror this):

Rook on a1
Wazir Knight on b1
Bishop on c1
ZigZag Bishop on d1
Queen on e1
King on f1
ZigZag Rook on g1
Bishop on h1
Ferz Knight on i1
Rook on j1
10 pawns from a2 to j2.

Note that the lower right square is white, and that kings occupy the same color square.

5 Ninja pawns to be dropped one per turn into empty space from a2-j2


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By Charles Daniel.
Web page created: 2008-11-21. Web page last updated: 2008-11-21