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3to2: A 3D flavour in orthodox chess

This is a rules file for Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules to. With Zillions-of-Games installed, this rules file will let you play this game against your computer.

This game is a reduction of Cross3D (8x8x8) and Mapped Chess (8x8x2) games to one classic board. The aim is to checkmate the King. Bishop and Knight have now value 5, Rook value 6, and Queen value 11 if Pawn has value 1. Pieces have enhanced movements coming from the 3rd dimension: Bishop additional moves are alternate rook like moves, and reversely, Rook additional moves are alternate bishop like moves. Knight additional moves are one step orthogonal in any direction. First moves for all pieces but Pawns have to normal ones, to prevent direct attacks on the King (and a forced win!)

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By Stephane Burkhart.
Web page created: 2015-03-12. Web page last updated: 2015-03-12