Chess simply different 2009/2010
Chess variant without board in 20 min.
Schachen is a chess variant without a game board, which creates the fascination of a chess game in a compact way. Without long openings, the players enter directly into confrontation. The original rules of Chess are simplified/expanded by a few additional rules.
At the start of the game, each player has a king and four pawns. Cards for the remaining chess pieces form a deck from which the player draws three. The active player first moves a piece according to the original rules for chess, then (optionally) chooses one of the three cards in hand, places it next to an existing card, then draws a replacement card. Pawns must be placed beside another pawn, and all other figures must be placed behind a pawn. The aim of the game remains the same: Checkmate the opponent’s king!
Schachen is for players who like and know chess, but who think the original game is too complex and takes too long.
- 2-player game
- rule video
- spare part service
- FAQ online
- infos on development
- blog,fan rules & variants online
|Designer||Heinrich Glumpler, Matthias Schmitt|
|Publisher||Edition Erlkönig, Mücke Spiele|
|# of Players||2 - 2|
|User Suggested # of Players|| Best with 2 players|
Recommended with 2 players
|Mfg Suggested Ages||6 and up|
|User Suggested Ages||8 and up|
|Language Dependence||No necessary in-game text|
|Mechanic||Grid Movement, Hand Management, Tile Placement|
|Family||Players: Two Player Only Games, Traditional Games: Chess|
|Alternate Names||Chess Me|