The new strategy tabletop game where you combine your pieces.
The inspiration of a young girl.
Playing chess with her dad, she moved her rook onto the pawn’s square, next she took both pieces to the far end of the board where she proudly announced “I get a queen, I’m going to beat you”.
Merge a rook and a bishop and the new piece moves just like a queen. Instead of a pawn crawling across the board one square at a time, merge it with a rook, then take it straight to the other side for a promotion. With 3 extra queens included.
But watch out, if your ‘merged’ piece is taken you lose both pieces!
And yes … you can split them back.
Chessplus is a fun and fast paced strategy game, with greater risk, reward and more options than traditional chess. Also being a traditional chess set it’s 2 games in 1.
“… people will actually prefer this.” – The British Chess Magazine, Nov 2018
“It’s the best new game of the year! It’s fast, fun and addictive!” – Latella, October 2018.
“It’s Super Chess. I love it!” – Peter, PAX Melbourne 2018.
How To Play:
Chessplus is played under standard chess rules with one difference – pieces can be merged to combine their powers, and merged pieces can be split back into their individual pieces.
Here is a quick guide to the rules:
- 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.
What's Inside the Box:
- 38 resin playing pieces includes 6 extra queens for fast promotions.
- One Specially Marked Quality Foldout Playing Board
- A beautiful and convenient carry pouch
- All base diameters are 1.0 inch /2.5 cm
- Height of king is 2.75″ inch / 6.9 cm
- Height of pawn is 1.75 inch / 4.3 cm
- Board Size: 1.75 inch / 4.2 cm
No. Players 2
Time 10+ mins