The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Wildebeest Chess, our featured variant for May, 2023.

This page is written by one of the game's inventor, Robert Koernke Jr.

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robert koernke wrote on 2021-03-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

You only need to checkmate/fork one King. In the standard-Rules version. Game play tends to be the same length as regular-chess.

Its one of the least complicated 3D-Games. Simply set-up 2-sets of chess-men.

The hardest part to explain is why its frowned upon to go on side-ways diagonals (in 3D) or that knights should not go in L-shapes without advancing or retreating from the opponent. I say frowned-upon, because of course you can change to non-standard rules. But you may find the game much longer, and knights to be as powerful as queens. Stalemates to be more attainable...

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