# 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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By Hafsteinn Kjartansson.

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