Detailed Rules for: 'Chess - The Next Generation'
Quick Rules for: 'Chess - The Next Generation'
© 1996 Paul Glover
The game is setup with White choosing which board level to put his/her pieces. Then, Black puts his/her pieces on the other board level. Tom is playing White and chose board level 'A' as shown on the left. The game uses all the same official rules for chess. There is only another board added to the game. The chess pieces also move dimensionally to the other board as shown by clicking
on the   'Next'   button below.   ('EN PASSANT' is shown halfway down)
Example: In the 1st game, Player 'Tom' is playing WHITE (as seen above left). Lets say he won...

In the example above, Tom, playing WHITE, won the first game. Normally when going into the second game, players switch colors. So, as noted above the person playing white chooses which board level to setup his/her pieces. Then, the other player will set up his/her pieces on the other board level as shown on the left. This concept Keeps It Simple (KIS). Plus, with a player on 'A' and a player on 'B' Level, it is more difficult to attack the corners (nobody wants a loop-hole in the game of chess For more details, Please Note!.. reasons.) Games already played.
Try this one... to practice your game.
1. White Bh2-Bh4

1. Black Ag8-Ah6

2. Black Ag7-Bg5

3. White Bh5xBg5 (en passent)

2. Black Ag7-Ag5

3. White Bh5xAg5 (enpassent)

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Why play 3D Chess/Games?
The older variation is still here, it's just that this variation of 3D Chess is using the KISS method (Keep It Simple Student [we are all students]). It also does away with a weakness, that of being able to quickly attack the corners, if you thought that was a weakness. Mouse over these pictures.

Dimensional 'EN PASSANT'

A quick example:
White makes the 1st move (to 'A' or 'B' Level) but choose 'B'.
Bh2 - Bh4

Black moves his Knight threating Whites Pawn. Ag8 - Ah6

After White moves his pawn forward....
Bh4 - Bh5

Black's 2nd move, his Pawn tries to pass the White Pawn
in two ways. On either 'A' or 'B' Level by moving 2 squares.
Ag7 - Bg5

White's 3rd move captures Black's Pawn (en-passant).
Bh5 x Bg5
and moves his pawn to Bg6

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Black's 2nd move, his Pawn tries to pass the White Pawn
On 'A' Level by moving 2 squares.
Ag7 - Ag5

White's 3rd move captures Black's Pawn (en-passant).
Bh5 x Ag5
and moves his pawn to Ag6

'EN PASSANT' or 'in passing' can only be done on the very move following the move that the pawn made by trying to pass the other pawn. In the above example, the black pawn 'is not permitted escape this attack by use of the double move. Had it moved only one square, it would been attacked'. This works for both sides of a pawn.
Rules for en passant capture are:
  1. If a pawn makes a double-jump, it can be captured by an adverse pawn that could have captured it had it advanced only one square.
  2. The en passant capture must be executed immediately or not at all; it may not be made at any later turn.
See also: Tutorial on En Passant.
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Classic Popular 2D games translated into a 3D game.

Once you've read and played these games you will understand how to simply translate any 2D flat board game into a 3D game. Also, what is a 3D game is explained on the backcover. These games might seem intimidating but they are easier to play, very exciting and will keep you on the edge of your seat for the whole game.
It's been said by some players that they
...never want to go back to a regular flat board again.
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Further clarification on the dimensional moves for chess includes an animation of 1 game and the notation of game 0, 1, 2 + Print.
See also: 3D Chess with more pictures. -- A 3D Chess Table.
YouTube 2min Tutorial - How to Play 3D Chess

What does "3D" mean?

"2D" = Length x Width (a flat, ordinary board game of Chess). There is no Height. Movement is done on a flat level.
"3D" = Length x Width x Height. As noted above the pieces are able to move up or down which = Height or the 3rd D in Dimension.
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