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Backgammon Chess

Setup

You need chess board and backgammon board. Set up the boards as you do for these games normally.

Pieces

Stone: When a backgammon piece is on a chess board, it is called a stone (use "V" to represent in notation; "X" if doubled). It move as in checkers, without compulsory capture but you still must continue jumping while able to. If captured, it is placed in jail. Stones do not doubled on the last rank; instead, for purpose of stones movement on chess board it is considered the first rank is after the last rank.

Rules

On your turn you do:

  1. Except for white player's first turn, play on backgammon board by rules of backgammon. (You can even do doubling and so on, just like in backgammon.)
  2. Unless you thrown dice and had no legal move of backgammon on this turn, then you will make a move in chess game.
  3. Opponent's turn is next.

Other rules:

Notes

Variant called "Lag Backgammon Chess" may be played: In this game, each player sees his dice a certain number of turns in advance, which cannot be seen by your opponent until it is the actual turn to play those dice.



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By (zzo38) A. Black.
Web page created: 2012-11-03. Web page last updated: 2012-11-03