3-Man Chess Set Ups the Ante on the Classic Game

Ever been playing chess and thought, “You know what this game needs? A THIRD player!”

Me neither.

But someone apparently did:

Play chess with 3 people at the same time with this three player chess game. Without compromising any of the rules, strategy, or fun of Chess, this variant board has been developed that accommodates three players. The only changes from conventional chess are some protocol issues that must be followed to maintain order where the teams border each other, which is simple and necessary. The complexities of the third player are infinite. Your threatened piece may be allowed to maintain occupancy as your position is beneficial to the threatening player. But how long can it last? This scenario may exist all over the board. There are multiple trust and doubt situations among all players.

[Available for $49.95 at Amazon.com]








11 Responses to 3-Man Chess Set Ups the Ante on the Classic Game

  1. This would be the most terrible game to play, ever, because each player would just want the opponents to kill themselves. And how would one player get eliminated anyway? Get checkmated and then have to remove all his pieces?

  2. « Ever been playing chess and thought, “You know what this game needs? A THIRD player!”
    Me neither. »
    Sheldon did.

  3. So I'm guessing the person that designed this board never learned the rules of Chess given that the rooks are all adjacent to one another and will be the first pieces lost in any game. I'd rather play fairy chess.

  4. Flawed in that side by side opponent rooks would completely skew the play, there's a reason for starting at opposite sides of the board and castling would be redundant.