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3-Way Chess


This 3-way chessboard was purchased in the Czech Republic. The pieces move in the same way as normal chess, but that becomes a little weird in the center of the board, where six “squares” ajoin. The first person to checkmate either of the other two wins. The biggest problem I see is finding two people who want to play with you! http://meignorant.com/3-way_chess -via the Presurfer

I own one of these boards, and playing on it is a complete mindfuck... at least for the first few games. It's a lot harder, and a lot of fun.
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I have had that exact same board for years and years, and my dad, my brother and I have never managed to finish a game. We all find it confusing around the middle ...
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My brother has one of those. The strategical part is really interesting : since the first one to checkmate any opponent wins, if you are about to do so, the third opponent is going to team up with the would-be-checkmated to save themselves. Tricky, but it goes for a well balanced game.

Try it with "Tempete sur l'echiquier" (http://www.chessvariants.com/cards.dir/tempete.html, "Knightmare Chess" for the English version of the game) Headache incomimg!
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A genius thing!
It works perfectly (although indeed a little confusing, for beginners in Geometry ...), and it keeps unaltered all the rules of covnventional chess, that is, you don't have to learn much thing new (besides not to get dizzy with the understanding of the M. C. Escher (see Wiki ...) craziness of the looks of it :D

Wonderful! Can hardly wait to try it. I think I'll have to make one out of paper, so as to try, cause I won't buy it for now ... (No money :( ...)
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