Pirate Chess 2003:  Instructions                                      
Home

Play

Instructions

Download

About

 

Play:  Two players alternate turns attacking (trading locations) with pieces on the board.  Player one controls the upper half of the board and attacks pieces with a lesser point value.  Alternately, player two controls the lower half of the board and attacks pieces of greater point value. 

Pieces:  Four types of pieces, one instance for each point value from 1, 2, ..., 8, A.  Where A is considered the highest rank except when attacking/attacked by a 1.  Pieces can be face-down, in-which-case their identity and rank is not known until the piece is turned over by moving it to either the topmost or bottommost row.

Movement:  Movement is accomplished by attacking pieces.  As stated previously, player one attacks lesser pieces and player 2 attacks greater pieces.  Face-down pieces cannot attack, they can only be attacked.  Each type of piece has a movement pattern:

Queen:  Attacks similar to a queen in chess.  It can attack from unlimited distance up, down, left, right, or diagonally, except a queen cannot attack another queen, attack past another queen, or attack a face-down piece.

Bishop:  Attacks similar to a bishop in chess.  It can attack from unlimited distance diagonally, except a bishop cannot cross over or attack another face-up bishop.                       

Rook:  Attacks similar to a rook in chess.  It can attack from unlimited distance vertically and horizontally, except a rook cannot cross over or attack another face-up rook.        

Knight:  (Donkey) Attacks similar to a knight in chess.  It attacks in a L shaped pattern.  A knight cannot attack another face-up knight.

 

Winning:  A player wins by either forming a flush (all pieces of the same type on the topmost or bottommost row for player on and two respectively) or a straight (all ranks of pieces on the topmost or bottommost row increasing or decreasing by one point with the end of the row wrapping to the front of the row).



Coffee? Checkout South Fork Coffee

Copyright 2002 Ryan Hennings and Aaron Smith

Hosted by www.Geocities.ws

1