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Use traditional chess moves to combine your pieces.
Combined pieces can move as either piece.
Combined pieces can be split.
If captured or promoted the combined piece leaves the board.
That’s pretty much it!
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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.

Combing your pieces

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.

There are 15 possible types of combination pieces & the number of possible positions after the first move is 900! This is more than double that of traditional Chess. And yes…it can be played as a traditional chess set. That's 2 games in 1.


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The 15 New Chessplus Pieces:
DQueen - Queen + Queen
Quishop - Queen + Bishop
Quight - Queen + Knight
Quook - Queen + Rook
Quawn - Queen + Pawn
DBishop - Bishop + Bishop
Bight - Bishop + Knight
Biook - Bishop + Rook
Biawn - Bishop + pawn
DKnight - Knight + Knight
Knook - Knight + Rook
Knawn - Knight + Pawn
DRook - Rook + Rook
Roawn - Rook + Pawn
DPawn - Pawn + Pawn
Why Chessplus?
  • 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.