Four-Handed Chess Set (chess variant/board game)

Four-Handed Chess Set (chess variant/board game)

Four-Handed Chess Set

Or, as someone rightly pointed out, eight hands and four brains...

The great populariser of 4-way chess was Captain Verney, who insisted that the Queens should all start on light squares. But Pritchard tells me that the Hughes-Hughes version, with Queens always to the left of the King, superceded it.

Chess Quotes

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