Three Way Chess Set (chess variant/board game)

Three Way Chess Set

Three Way Chess Set (chess variant/board game)
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Games for three

This is a great set but perhaps not such a great game. If you play it as 'laat one standing wins' then there is some awkwardness about the remaining pieces. Also, if Red takes Blue's Queen at cost of a Bishop -- a no-brainer in the two-player game -- Red will be a piece behind against Green! There seems no way around this paradox.

To include a single player in a two-person game you can try this arrangement:

There it was being used for exchange chess.

Another variant is to try walking three-player chess:

A moves White and walks around the table, while
B moves Black then walks around the table, while
C moves White then walks around the table, while
A moves Black then walks around the table, while
B moves White then walks around the table, while
C moves Black then walks around the table, etc.

Needs a clock to ensure turns are taken properly!

Another idea is that a player takes on a pair, either conferring normally or as Hand and Brain -- Brain nominates a class of piece, Hand has to decide which piece to which square!

Available from Tim Onions

Chess Quotes

"THE KING
The King himself is haughtie care,
Which ouerlooketh all his men,
And when he seeth how they fare,
He steps among them now and then,
Whom when his foe presumes to checke,
His seruants stand, to giue the necke.

  THE QUEENE
The Queene is queint, and quicke conceit,
Which makes her walke which way she list,
Ans rootes them up, that lie in wait,
To worke hir treason ere she wist:
Hir force is such against her foes,
That whom she meets, she ouerthrowes...

— Nicholas BRETON (1542-1626), The Chesse Play.