Chess Plus: The evolution of Chess
Chess Plus is the natural evolution of the classic game of chess. Each and every piece on the board can be split, and merged with other pieces, for a total of 25 different possible combinations. Designed in Australia, this fantastic take on traditional chess won the Australian 2018 Good Design Trophy
The Rules are the same, the pieces however...
The rules are the same, which means if you want to merge a rook with a pawn to move it across the board and get a queen, that's allowed. If you want to make a neigh-unstoppable Knight-Queen hybrid, that's allowed too. With every piece split in two, and thousands of possible outcomes each turn, you'll never play two identical matches.
Here is a quick guide to the rules, from the chess plus website
- Merging or splitting is considered a move.
- Individual pieces must always move according to their traditional ability.
- A player can create a merged piece by moving an individual piece onto the square of another piece of the same colour, except for the king.
- A merged piece can move as either of it’s joined pieces, or can be split by moving a joined piece away individually.
- When a merged piece containing a pawn makes it to the other end of the board it is promoted to a queen.
- When a merged piece is captured or promoted the merged piece leaves the board.
With rules that are easily picked up, anyone who knows how to play traditional chess can start enjoying chess plus in under 5 minutes, no matter the skill of the player.
You can start enjoying Chess plus for yourself here