Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Dragon Chess

And here is another chess variant - Dragon Chess. It sounds like the familiar game except that there is apparently an extra piece, the Dragon, and the whole thing is played over 100 squares. One-hundred squares?'s hard enough on the 64!

The new player - called the Dragon - is second in power to the Queen and sits on the far side of each Castle. Like the Queen, the Dragon may move in any direction but advances up to three squares at a time in line. All other players remain in their traditional positions with their normal powers.

The extra piece expands the traditional chessboard from 64 to 100 squares, with additional fields of 12 squares flanking each side. Four extra pawns guard the Dragons at the set-up.
More here.

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