The site has moved to a new server, and there are now some issues to fix. Please report anything needing fixing with a comment to the homepage.

The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Nigel Chapman.

Enter Your Reply

The Comment You're Replying To
George Duke wrote on 2007-09-28 UTCGood ★★★★
'ghi' We just mentioned Ralph Betza's Wand of Invisibility. In Intrique each King is 'invisible' to the other side initially (in a little similarity to Kriegspiel). Here one Pawn alone is the 'Informer' possessing the location of that side's King. 'A King which appears on top of the opposing King wins the game', as well as other and more or less normal ways to win. When a King appears by the Informer's being captured, any piece/pawn black or white that is presently on the King's revealed location, is immediately 'captured' and removed, so the game continues. Nice orderly Mutator about on the level of MWinter's recent Reformed Chess for Pawns' Swapping or RBetza's very 12 Wands for Pawns(Invisibility is the 13th of the Wand-Mutators).

Edit Form

Comment on the page Intrigue

Quick Markdown Guide

By default, new comments may be entered as Markdown, simple markup syntax designed to be readable and not look like markup. Comments stored as Markdown will be converted to HTML by Parsedown before displaying them. This follows the Github Flavored Markdown Spec with support for Markdown Extra. For a good overview of Markdown in general, check out the Markdown Guide. Here is a quick comparison of some commonly used Markdown with the rendered result:

Top level header: <H1>

Block quote

Second paragraph in block quote

First Paragraph of response. Italics, bold, and bold italics.

Second Paragraph after blank line. Here is some HTML code mixed in with the Markdown, and here is the same <U>HTML code</U> enclosed by backticks.

Secondary Header: <H2>

  • Unordered list item
  • Second unordered list item
  • New unordered list
    • Nested list item

Third Level header <H3>

  1. An ordered list item.
  2. A second ordered list item with the same number.
  3. A third ordered list item.

Alt text for a graphic image

A definition list
A list of terms, each with one or more definitions following it.
An HTML construct using the tags <DL>, <DT> and <DD>.
A term
Its definition after a colon.
A second definition.
A third definition.
Another term following a blank line
The definition of that term.