CHESS - THE NEXT GENERATION of players as well as long time players,
will find themselves moving into the future with this traditional game.
This exciting game relies on the regular instructions for chess.
However because of the dimensional factor, there is a need for
additional instructions as to how the pieces move dimensionally.
This set of instructions explains only the dimensional movement of the pieces.
(Note: After playing many games of 3D Chess....)
TWO PLAYERS: when the game is played with two players, there are two game boards of
15 x15 inches (38 x 38 cm) each, one on top of the other, and approximately 51/2 inches
(14 -15 cm) apart. The top game board is labeled "A", and the bottom board is "B".
The WHITE chess pieces are set up on level "A" or "B" (which ever he or she wants) in the traditional manner as in regular chess.
Then the BLACK pieces are set up in the traditional manner as in regular chess but on the other board level. Therefore if WHITE is on board level "B" then
BLACK will be on level "A". When you switch colours for the 2nd or more games, the person now playing WHITE has the choice of board levels.
(The older variation is still here.)
All movement of chess pieces on any one board level remains the same as in regular chess.
The movement from one board level to another is as follows
(see also diagrams on this website).
Can move to or capture all squares one square away from it
(either diagonally or straight up and down), one level below or above the square on which it is currently sitting.
Same as king.
(If on Ad2, it controls 9 squares directly below it on B)
Can move to or capture one square directly below or above the square on which it is sitting. (eg. Aa1 controls/captures Ba1)
Movement similar to that of the king except it cannot move directly above or below
the square on which it is sitting (opposite to a rook). This dimensional movement allows
the bishop to move on an 'angle', to/or capture a white or black square.
(Opening: Ac1 - Bb1, Bb2, Bc2, bd1, Bd2)
Moves like an "L" dimensionally. Therefore, it moves one square down or up from the square on which it is sitting followed by movement two squares forward, (sideways or backwards).
(eg. Ab1 controls/captures Bb3, Bd1)
Pawns on their original squares on level "A" have the option of advancing one or two squares on level "B". It thus mirrors a pawn's opening move in regular chess.
(Aa2 - Ba3, Ba4, opening the rook file)
Can move to the squares directly below or above the square on which it is sitting. Down or up does NOT
constitute a backward movement.
Can advance down diagonally straightforward on the file or advance up diagonally straightforward. (Ba4 - Aa5)
Can capture diagonally forward, left or right of the square that it is on, one level below or above it. (Ba4 x Bb5, or Ab5)
Upon reaching the opposite side of the board on any level, can be promoted to Queen, etc., and is distinguished as such for eg., by putting a red checker piece underneath it.
Dimensional en passant capture
eg. When a WHITE pawn (Ab2) has finally advanced three squares on level
"A" (Ab5), and the BLACK pawn on level "A" (either Aa7 or
Ac7) tries to pass by moving two squares forward (Ba5 or Bc5),
then the WHITE pawn must capture or not at all on the next move (Ab5 x Ba5 &
occupies Ba6 -or- Ab5 x Bc5 & occupies Bc6).
Also: if (Ab2) has finally advanced three squares (Bb5) & (Aa7)
tries to pass on level "A" (Aa5), then (Bb5 x Aa5 & occupies Aa6 etc.).
Now all that being said, Here's a Quick Demo of Each piece.