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Raumschach. "... (German for Space Chess) is one of the first three-dimensional chess variants and the first to survive until present".[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2013-04-17 UTC
It's good to see you making the effort to do this. I checked it out a little bit, and so far so good. Let's play a game to test it out further.

Ben Reiniger wrote on 2013-04-17 UTC
I've attempted to put together a rules-checking version of this preset. It is at
There are probably a lot of places where you can break the rules if you really try, but I think I have things working in general. Please stress test and let me know if something goes wrong.

David Paulowich wrote on 2010-07-08 UTC

ATTENTION: my Raumschach Revised preset has the correct alternation of colors on a (slightly wider) Raumschach board. The initial setup and co-ordinate system match the game information page.

EDIT: the 3-D CHESS FAQ FILE offers more information on Raumschach. Also I added some COMMENTS regarding piece values and forced checkmates.

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