As you would for regular chess.
(note: the standard set includes 3 extra Queens which start on the sideline and are brought on when a promotion occurs.)
The goal is to checkmate the opponents king
Apply the rules of chess with these new moves ...
RULE 1 - Combining Your Pieces:
Use a traditional Chess move to land on the square of another piece of the same colour. These pieces are now combined. This is a move.
Example: Move the Bishop onto the Rook's square. The combined piece is now the “Biook” (Bishop + Rook). Now it is your opponents move.
hint: Start combining from your very first move (example: move a Bishop on the diagonal landing on either of the Pawn's squares).
There is no limit to the number of times a player can combine their pieces.
RULE 2 - Moving Combined Pieces:
A combined piece can move as either of it's joined pieces.
Example: The combined Bishop + Rook (Biook) can move as either the Bishop OR the Rook.
hint: move a combined Bishop and Pawn (Biawn) forward one step. The Biawn has changed the colour of it's square.
RULE 3 - Spliting Combined Pieces:
Split by moving ONE of the joined pieces away individually using their traditional move.
Example: The combined Bishop + Rook (Biook) can split by moving EITHER the Bishop OR the Rook away individually.
(note: a piece splitting from a combined piece can combine with another piece.)
RULE 4 - Promoting Combined Pieces:
If a combined piece containing a pawn makes it to the far side of the board it is promoted to a Queen. Both the joined pieces leave the board. 3 extra Queens included with set.
Example: The combined Rook + Pawn (Roawn) reaches the far side of the board and promotes to a Queen.
RULE 5 - Capturing Combined Pieces:
A combined piece is defined as a single piece, so if captured the combined piece leaves the board, i.e. both the joined pieces.
Example: The Rook takes the combined Queen + Knight (Quight). The combined piece (Quight) leaves the board.
- Gameplay is easier than regular chess.
- A weaker player can PowerUp with a bonus piece.
There are exponentially more moves and new strategies.
- The pawn is now more valuable and can be used easily to gain extra Queens.
- Players can attack from the very first move.
Grandmasters use it to train their minds, so can you.
One player can play Chessplus while the other plays regular Chess.
- Players really enjoy the speed and flexibility offered by Chessplus.
- Chessplus is flexible in how it can be used and can be played as Chess.
- It is fun and makes people smile :)
- Surprise your parents, your grandparents and your friends with a game of Chessplus.