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Witch's Chess A game information page
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(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2013-12-09 UTC

This looks good to me, however I do not quite understand the rules for castling. Does the raven and tower simply exchange positions (unlike FIDE)? Does the space in between need to be vacant? What about castling through or out of check? Is this allowed in both 2-players and 3-players game, or is only possible with 3-players game?

If you like the game where colorbound pieces are available for all color of cells, you may play the variant:

  1. Replace the witch in the starting position by a third broom.
  2. Once per game you can change one of your own brooms into a witch, either as a move or immediately after moving that broom (whether or not it is a capturing move).
  3. Even by promotion you cannot have more than 1 witch, 3 brooms, 3 towers, and 3 bats, on the board at one time.