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"Chess - The Future Generation"






  The Future of 3D Chess

The rules for:
            Is generally played by 4 players and -- Is based on:

Paul Glover 1996

CHESS - THE NEXT GENERATION of players as well as long time players, will find themselves moving into 'CHESS - THE FUTURE GENERATION' with this traditional game. This exciting game relies on the Regular Instructions for chess. However because of the dimensional factor, there is a need for additional instructions as to how the pieces move dimensionally.
These instructions explain only the dimensional movement of the pieces for 2 players.

Paul Glover 1990

In Addition to the above instructions:
White and Beige(or GOLD at the bottom) work as a team and play against
Black and Brown(or SILVER at the bottom). These two also play as a team.
White and BEIGE(or gold at the bottom) play against Black and BROWN(or silver at the bottom).
White moves 1st, then Black followed by gold and silver, in that order at ALL times.
White and Black are set up as a normal chess game would have them set up.
Gold is set up on the bottom board on the right side of White.
Silver is set up on the bottom board on the right side of Black. The queens are on it's own color.

There is no checkmate but rather you must capture the King! This allows you to move into check with the understanding that YOUR King could be captured. Of course, Your Team Color hopefully can block the check! If a King is captured, play continues without that color in the sequence. That colors pieces remain on the board with no influence and can be captured.

To win,
This game is all about Sequence and Playing as a Team!

On 4 boards though, there are two additional rules:
  1. Movement to boards:
    In order for each colour to move to successive board levels, each player must first establish four pieces on the board level that is directly above/below the 'starting' level. WHITE for example, would have to have four of his own pieces on the 'B' level before he can progress to 'C' and/or 'D' levels. Similarly, BEIGE(or gold at the bottom) would have to have four of his own pieces on the 'C' level before he can move to 'B' and/or 'A' levels. Once this step has been accomplished, the four pieces are not required to remain on that level, nor does this step need repeating.
  2. KNIGHT:
    ... when it reaches the other side of the board on any level, it becomes a 'Crowned Knight' with a red checker piece put underneath it (or something that clearly show it's different). This enables it to also move like the shape of an 'L' rightside up or upside down. In other words, it can also now move one square forward, (or backwards, or the immediate left, or the immediate right) and down, or up, two squares.
    Therefore, if it was on level 'A', it could now move to level 'C' also.

It is very strongly recomended to use a white stone or object to indicate who's move it is. In fact the move is NOT complete until the white stone is passed to the next player, which in fact says:
'That is my move!'  This is done because everyone can and will lose tract of who's turn it is to play!

The Game takes about 5 times longer to play or 3.5 to 4.5 hours when compared to
'Chess - The Next Generation' or conventional 2D chess which takes only 30-45 mins.

You will be sitting on the edge of your seat in this Ultimate Chess Challenge!

This animated chess game on 2 boards shows the principles.
"Chess - The Next Generation"
Chess - The Next Generation

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