Chess plus how to play .
The rules are the same as regular chess .
Except for these changes for a refresher of those rules check out this video , each piece except for the king is designed to be able to combine with any other piece to combine pieces on your turn .
For your move , you are allowed to join your own pieces together by moving them onto the same space .
Only two pieces may be combined at a time and you are not allowed to combine your pieces with your opponent's pieces .
A piece may travel any legal distance to combine but a piece may not pass through other pieces .
You are allowed to combine the same types of pieces .
If you want a king may never be combined with another piece .
Combined pieces may move as a single piece with the movement power of either piece .
For example , if you combine a rook and a bishop , the combined piece can move either like a rook or a bishop .
You are allowed to split pieces by only moving one of the combined pieces away with that piece's normal movement .
Any distance is legal , you may combine a piece from a split in the same move , you are not allowed to split a piece and have it move with the other pieces ability .
When you splitt a bishop , that bishop is confined to whatever color it currently is on , regardless of the color that bishop began .
The game on .
There is no limit to the number of times you can combine or split and you may begin combining on your very first turn , individual pieces , combined pieces and splitting pieces may move to capture any other piece like normal .
When you capture an opponent's combined piece , both of their joined pieces are removed from the board .
If a combined piece containing a pawn makes it to the far side of the board .
Both joined pieces are removed from the board and promoted to a single queen .
If you split a pawn from a combination to get promoted , only the pawn is removed from the board , you are not allowed to pass on a combined piece that contains a pond .
Unless the joint pieces are both ponds , you are allowed to castle with a combined rook .
So long as that rook hasn't moved yet and you follow all the other normal rules for castling .
If your ponds move to any of your starting pawn spaces , it regains its ability to perform the initial two step .
Move the first player to checkmate their opponent wins .