Amazing! Three player Chess on a hexagonal board. 3 player chess played with just the same rules as standard 2 player chess but adjusted to take account of the hexagonal board. The game is not a gimmick; it's a really interesting version of Chess that enables an extra player to play.
The extra rules are minimal but the hexagonal nature of the board does bend your mind:
The ramifications of of the hexagonal board turn out to be pretty fascinating, once you've understood the way that pieces move through the middle point. For instance:
The 3 player chess boards are made from a stained hardwood as are the pieces. They are folding and hinged with storage trays inside so that, when closed, they form a storage container for the pieces. There are two metal catches to keep the box closed. The game is not an inlaid, high quality item but is nicely made and will be a fascinating talking point.
The larger 3 player chess set has a 8.5cm (3.5 inch) King; it measures 54cm from point to point across the board. The standard 3 player chess set has a a 6cm (2 & 1/4 inch) high King. The standard version measures 40.5cm from point to point across the board. Pieces are Red, White and the dark colour to match the board. Rules are included.
Large 3 player Chess (pieces and board)
Standard 3 Player Chess - brown (pieces and board)