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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Abdul-Rahman Sibahi.

Rose Chess

This is a simple idea. How would Christian Freeling's classic game work with Roses?


The setup is the standard Grand Chess setup. Or you can put all your pieces on the first rank.


* Roses, instead of Knights.
* The Archbishop (or Cardinall) is  Bishop+Rose.
* The Chansellor (or  Marshall) is  Rook+Rose.

The Rose is a circular rider, making multiple knight moves along a circle until it reaches the original square. Null moves are not allowed.

If a Rose started with the Knight move [n,nw] (one step north then one step north-west), it must continue : [nw,w],[w,sw],[sw,s],[s,se],[se,e],... etc. It may start in any of the main eight directions.


Other than the setup and the pieces, every thing is as in Grand Chess.


This isn't the most original invention, but it's a test-worthy idea.

This 'user submitted' page is a collaboration between the posting user and the Chess Variant Pages. Registered contributors to the Chess Variant Pages have the ability to post their own works, subject to review and editing by the Chess Variant Pages Editorial Staff.

By Abdul-Rahman Sibahi.
Web page created: 2007-02-19. Web page last updated: 2007-02-19