Sunday, May 22, 2011

How to prepare your own 3 player chess board?


For all you chess lovers, three player chess board is "the" thing now. Three minds are always better than two. And hence, three player chess board is. It adds all new possibilities and complexities to the already complicated game. Not a chess player myself, but I am always amused looking at people outplaying their others. And I have a couple of friends who play really well. This post serves as a tutorial in building your own variant of a three player chess board. :P
Source: 3manchess.com
Apparently, the board above is patented. I wonder why I didn't come up with this, after looking at how this one is designed. :P It is made by dividing a circle into three equal 120 degree sectors, and then compressing one half of squared shaped chess board into a sector each! I guess a picture better explains this. But this should give ideas to people eager on inventing a 4 player chess board. What say!
Source: 3manchess.com
But this three player chess board is nothing new. People have been unleashing their creativity in trying to incorporate 3 players into one single board. And the simple rule to follow is to have parts of a 1/2 chess board. All the pictures below should give you a rough idea in case you want to come up with one of your shape.
Source: chesshouse.com
Source: boardwalkgamesinc.com


Source: sandyfly.net
Do post me a link to your site, if you come up with your own variant of this game. After all, I hope this post tried its part in highlighting how easy it should be in trying out your version of the game.

6 comments:

  1. I didn't know that Vee! Thanks for putting it here.

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  2. I was amused too when I came across this. So did a bit of research and put it up.

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  3. You can try the game free online at http://www.ThreeChess.com .

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  4. Vee! You write really well! And thanks a lot for posting!

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