10 x 10 Jester Chess

10 x 10 Jester Chess

Jester Chess is a brilliantly fascinating version of Chess that enhances and increases the level of complexity of the standard game of Chess in a novel and entertaining way. Being played on a 10 x 10 square chequerboard, it is intrinsically a more complex game. But the additional Jester pieces also contribute massively to the interest.

If you want to keep it simple, you can play basic version of the game - exactly like normal chess with the addition of the Jester that moves like a Queen for its first move only and thereafter moves 1 or 2 squares along rows or columns but not diagonally.

But those looking to really blow their mind should try the full version of the game wherein the Jester moves the same way as the most recent piece played. So, if you move a pawn, your opponent will be able to move a Jester like a pawn his next move (two squares if the Jester hasn't yet moved but Jesters cannot be promoted if they reach the lfinal row). If your opponent moves their Queen, your Jesters become very powerful for your next turn - but beware because if you move your Jester in this way, your opponent can move their Jesters like Queens for the turn after that...

This novel rules has some unexpected consquences which really make you think. For instance, you can quickly see that in most cases you need to be wary about using a Jester to attack a Jester - because whatever move is made, the attacking Jester will immediately be under threat.

Furthermore, if a Jester is in a position to potentially attack the opponent's King, this means that the opponent is prevented from playing some of their pieces. For instance, if a Jester is on the same column as a King, if the opponent plays a rook, the Jester could take the King. Therefore the opponent is forbidden from playing a rook which produces an interesting extra dimension in some situations - and a tactic that can be used to good advantage.

Another consideration is the value of a Jester. For instance is it worth exchanging a Jester for a Knight? For a Bishop? Ideally, you would happily sacrifice a pawn for a Jester but Jesters are quite adept at wriggling out of attacks by pawns...

In addition to being a great new version of Chess, the games that we have made available are a high quality piece of workmanship. The grand pieces are double-weighted with excellent Staunton detailing and a nice feel. They are made from boxwood with various finishes. Our burnt wood pieces have black leather undersides; other sets have green felt undersides. The sets are contained in high quality boxes Black Leather or Wooden with a Black Satinwood finish.


 
 




















 

Jester 10 x 10 Chess set - Black/Natural in Black Leather Box (3.75 inch King, no board)

  • A fascinating version of Chess that enhances and increases the level of complexity
  • Played on a 10 x 10 chequerboard (not included) with the additional Jester pieces
  • Pieces are manufactured to a high standard from Boxwood with green felt undersides
  • Double weighted pieces
  • Supplied in a beautiful black leather box

Jester Chess is a brilliantly fascinating version of Chess that enhances and increases the level of complexity of the standard game of Chess in a novel and entertaining way. Being played on a 10 x 10 square chequerboard, it is intrinsically a more complex game. But the additional Jester pieces also contribute massively to the interest.

If you want to keep it simple, you can play basic version of the game - exactly like normal chess with the addition of the Jester that moves like a Queen for its first move only and thereafter moves 1 or 2 squares along rows or columns but not diagonally.

But those looking to really blow their mind should try the full version of the game wherein the Jester moves the same way as the most recent piece played. So, if you move a pawn, your opponent will be able to move a Jester like a pawn his next move (two squares if the Jester hasn't yet moved but Jesters cannot be promoted if they reach the final row). If your opponent moves their Queen, your Jesters become very powerful for your next turn - but beware because if you move your Jester in this way, your opponent can move their Jesters like Queens for the turn after that...

These unusual rules have some unexpected consequences which really make you think. For instance, you can quickly see that in most cases you need to be wary about using a Jester to attack a Jester - because whatever move is made, the attacking Jester will immediately be under threat.

Furthermore, if a Jester is in a position to potentially attack the opponent's King, this means that the opponent is prevented from playing some of their pieces. For instance, if a Jester is on the same column as a King, if the opponent plays a rook, the Jester could take the King. Therefore the opponent is forbidden from playing a rook which produces an interesting extra dimension in some situations - and a tactic that can be used to good advantage.

Another consideration is the value of a Jester. For instance is it worth exchanging a Jester for a Knight? For a Bishop? Ideally, you would happily sacrifice a pawn for a Jester but Jesters are quite adept at wriggling out of attacks by pawns...

In addition to being a great new version of Chess, the games that we have made available are a high quality piece of workmanship. The grand pieces are double-weighted with excellent Staunton detailing and a nice feel. The Jester 10 x 10 Chess set sold here is from quality boxwood with green felt undersides and comes in a black leather box.

Approx. Dimensions:

9.5cm high King.
3.7 inch high King.


Jester 10 x 10 Chess set - Black/Natural in Black Leather Box (3.75 inch King, no board)

Eng/Wales ETA: 2 working days

Prod.Ref: 00112R

79.90

66.58 (ex.VAT)


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Jester 10 x 10 Chess set - Burnt wood in black Satinwood Box (3.75 inch King, no board)

Jester 10 x 10 Chess set - Burnt wood in black Satinwood Box (3.75 inch King, no board)Jester 10 x 10 Chess set - Burnt wood in black Satinwood Box (3.75 inch King, no board)
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  • A fascinating version of Chess that enhances and increases the level of complexity
  • Played on a 10 x 10 chequerboard (not included) with the additional Jester pieces
  • Pieces are manufactured to a high standard from Boxwood with black leather undersides
  • Double weighted pieces
  • Supplied in a beautiful black satinwood finished box

Jester Chess is a brilliantly fascinating version of Chess that enhances and increases the level of complexity of the standard game of Chess in a novel and entertaining way. Being played on a 10 x 10 square chequerboard, it is intrinsically a more complex game. But the additional Jester pieces also contribute massively to the interest.

If you want to keep it simple, you can play basic version of the game - exactly like normal chess with the addition of the Jester that moves like a Queen for its first move only and thereafter moves 1 or 2 squares along rows or columns but not diagonally.

But those looking to really blow their mind should try the full version of the game wherein the Jester moves the same way as the most recent piece played. So, if you move a pawn, your opponent will be able to move a Jester like a pawn his next move (two squares if the Jester hasn't yet moved but Jesters cannot be promoted if they reach the final row). If your opponent moves their Queen, your Jesters become very powerful for your next turn - but beware because if you move your Jester in this way, your opponent can move their Jesters like Queens for the turn after that...

These unusual rules have some unexpected consequences which really make you think. For instance, you can quickly see that in most cases you need to be wary about using a Jester to attack a Jester - because whatever move is made, the attacking Jester will immediately be under threat.

Furthermore, if a Jester is in a position to potentially attack the opponent's King, this means that the opponent is prevented from playing some of their pieces. For instance, if a Jester is on the same column as a King, if the opponent plays a rook, the Jester could take the King. Therefore the opponent is forbidden from playing a rook which produces an interesting extra dimension in some situations - and a tactic that can be used to good advantage.

Another consideration is the value of a Jester. For instance is it worth exchanging a Jester for a Knight? For a Bishop? Ideally, you would happily sacrifice a pawn for a Jester but Jesters are quite adept at wriggling out of attacks by pawns...

In addition to being a great new version of Chess, the games that we have made available are a high quality piece of workmanship. The grand pieces are double-weighted with excellent Staunton detailing and a nice feel. The Jester 10 x 10 Chess set sold here is made from boxwood in a burnt wood finish with black leather undersides. It comes in quality a wooden box with a black satinwood finish.

Approx. Dimensions:

9.5cm high King.
3.7 inch high King.


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Jester 10 x 10 Chess set - Burnt wood in black Satinwood Box (3.75 inch King, no board)

Eng/Wales ETA: 2 working days

Prod.Ref: 004672

79.90

66.58 (ex.VAT)


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10 x 10 Chequerboard (Mahogany/Maple, 2 feet square)

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  • Enormous high quality 10 x 10 chequerboard
  • Inlaid with Maple and very large - more than 2 feet square
  • For 10 x 10 Draughts or Jester Chess

Designed for use with our Jester 10 x 10 Chess sets or for 10 x 10 International Draughts, are these enormous, high quality 10 x 10 chequerboards. The boards are inlaid with Maple and are very large - more than 2 feet square.

In Europe and America, Draughts (or Checkers) is almost always played on an 8 x 8 chequerboard. However, there is a superior game called Polish Draughts or International Draughts that is played on a 10 x 10 board. Particularly popular in France and Africa and often played at international competition level, 10 x 10 draughts significantly increases the complexity of the game, especially when played using "Super Jumps".

10 x 10 chequerboards and pieces are increasingly difficult to obtain but Masters Traditional Games has sourced the following 10 x 10 high quality draughts boards. Large draughts are needed for this board - around 35mm diameter is ideal.

The picture shows 3 types:

Maple & Wenge (dark brown)
Maple & Mahogany (red brown)
Maple & Walnut (medium brown)

Approx. Dimensions:

Boards are 65cm across with 5cm squares.
Boards are 2.1 feet across with 2 inch squares.


10 x 10 Chequerboard (Mahogany/Maple, 2 feet square)

Eng/Wales ETA: 2 working days

Prod.Ref: 00112H

49.99

41.66 (ex.VAT)


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10 x 10 Chequerboard (Walnut/Maple, 2 feet square)

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  • Enormous high quality 10 x 10 chequerboard
  • Designed for use with Jester 10 x 10 Chess sets or for 10 x 10 International Draughts
  • Inlaid with Maple and more than 2 feet square

Designed for use with our Jester 10 x 10 Chess sets or for 10 x 10 International Draughts, are these enormous, high quality 10 x 10 chequerboards. The boards are inlaid with Maple and are very large - more than 2 feet square.

In Europe and America, Draughts (or Checkers) is almost always played on an 8 x 8 chequerboard. However, there is a superior game called Polish Draughts or International Draughts that is played on a 10 x 10 board. Particularly popular in France and Africa and often played at international competition level, 10 x 10 draughts significantly increases the complexity of the game, especially when played using "Super Jumps".

10 x 10 chequerboards and pieces are increasingly difficult to obtain but Masters Traditional Games has sourced the following 10 x 10 high quality draughts boards. Large draughts are needed for this board - around 35mm diameter is ideal.

The picture shows 3 types:

Maple & Wenge (dark brown)
Maple & Mahogany (red brown)
Maple & Walnut (medium brown)

Approx. Dimensions:

Boards are 65cm across with 5cm squares.
Boards are 2.1 feet across with 2 inch squares.


10 x 10 Chequerboard (Walnut/Maple, 2 feet square)

Eng/Wales ETA: 2 working days

Prod.Ref: 001126

49.99

41.66 (ex.VAT)


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10 x 10 Chequerboard (Wenge/Maple, 2 feet square)

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  • Enormous high quality 10 x 10 chequerboard
  • Designed for use with Jester 10 x 10 Chess sets or for 10 x 10 International Draughts
  • Inlaid with Maple and more than 2 feet square

Designed for use with our Jester 10 x 10 Chess sets or for 10 x 10 International Draughts, are these enormous, high quality 10 x 10 chequerboards. The boards are inlaid with Maple and are very large - more than 2 feet square.

In Europe and America, Draughts (or Checkers) is almost always played on an 8 x 8 chequerboard. However, there is a superior game called Polish Draughts or International Draughts that is played on a 10 x 10 board. Particularly popular in France and Africa and often played at international competition level, 10 x 10 draughts significantly increases the complexity of the game, especially when played using "Super Jumps".

10 x 10 chequerboards and pieces are increasingly difficult to obtain but Masters Traditional Games has sourced the following 10 x 10 high quality draughts boards. Large draughts are needed to match these boards - around 35mm diameter is ideal.

The picture shows 3 types:

Maple & Wenge (dark brown)
Maple & Mahogany (red brown)
Maple & Walnut (medium brown)

Approx. Dimensions:

Boards are 65cm across with 5cm squares.
Boards are 2.1 feet across with 2 inch squares.


10 x 10 Chequerboard (Wenge/Maple, 2 feet square)

Eng/Wales ETA: 2 working days

Prod.Ref: 001127

49.99

41.66 (ex.VAT)


Change to: $ USD EUR

For an immediate quote & ETA, add to the basket & select your location.









 

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