10 x 10 Jester Chess

Jester 10 x 10 Chess

Above - Black & White lacquer pieces on Mahogany/Maple board
Below left: Black & Natural pieces. Below right: Teak box.
Click on the picture to enlarge.

Jester Natural and black piecesJester 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...

Jester 10 x 10 Chess Sets

J00 square Jester ChessIn 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 in the following styles:

  • Black/Natural - lacquer finish
  • Black/White - lacquer finish
  • Black/Natural - burnt finish

Our burnt wood pieces have black leather undersides; the other 3 sets have green felt undersides. You have a choice of 3 high quality boxes to store your pieces - Teak, Black Leather or Wooden with a Black Satinwood finish.


Top - White lacquer pieces
Above right - Burnt wood pieces on Satinwood box.
Left - Burnt wood pieces on Mahogany/Maple board.
Click on the picture to enlarge.

King is 95mm (3 & 3/4 inch) high.

Change to: $ USD EUR

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

00112K

Was:117.90

113.90

94.92 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
5 days

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

00112R

Was:117.90

113.90

94.92 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
5 days

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

001124

Was:117.90

113.90

94.92 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
5 days

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

00112W

Was:117.90

113.90

94.92 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
5 days

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

0011H0

Was:117.90

113.90

94.92 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
5 days
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Bundles

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Jester 10 x 10 Chess set and board - Burnt wood in Teak Box (3.75 inch King)

0011H3

Was:162.90

149.90

124.92 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
5 days


Jester 10 x 10 Chess set and board - Black/Natural (3.75 inch King)

0011H4

Was:162.90

149.90

124.92 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
5 days



Jester 10 x 10 Chess set and board - Black/White (3.75 inch King)

0011HK

Was:162.90

149.90

124.92 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
5 days


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10 x 10 Chequerboards

10 x 10 Chequerboard

We have some very large high quality 10 x 10 chequerboards that are designed for use with Jester Chess sets. Click on the link to select and add to your order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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