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Crown Prince Chess. One Knight on each side is replaced by a Crown Prince. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on Sat, Apr 23, 2005 03:02 PM UTC:
In regard to the hassle of making new pieces, or flipping existing pieces upside down, cutting them, etc., a quick and inexpensive way to make a new piece for a variant is to make a paper pyramid of 4 sides (counting the base, which is an equilateral triangle). Start by drawing the base on paper, then draw a triangle out from each of the three sides of the base-- so you can cut out the image and fold it to make a pyramid. [I also add some tabs to make the result sturdy). Draw or paste the proper move courier image on the 3 upright faces of the pyramids. Though these 'piece pyramids' can sit directly on a board, I cut a hole in the base and then place it over a proper color pawn from a spare set. This gives the piece a good height. I made these for Caissia Britannia (formerly British Chess) Lion and Dragon pieces and it works out quite well.