Three player chess , 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 set up the red pieces on the A through H side , white on the A through L side and black on the H through L side .
All the queens will be on the white spaces .
Red goes first , then play proceeds clockwise with white , followed by black .
When you move pieces use their normal movement relative to the adjacent spaces as the space shapes distort .
When you move a piece through the center rosette movement changes significantly .
A diagonal movement traveling into the center will continue out of either rosette of the same color on the other side , in a straight line through the opposite corner of the space , it entered a diagonal movement across the side of the rosette will deflect the movement outward away from the center through the opposite corner of the space .
It entered spaces opposite each other .
In the rosette of different colors are not connected .
A queen may not travel diagonally through the center of the rosette so that it continues in the diagonal of a different color .
Likewise , when the king is on the rosette , it may not move to the opposite side of the rosette to the space of the other color .
However , it may move to any other adjacent space .
A horizontal movement always deflects away from the center at the largest angle .
A rook may not travel towards the center and continue on a straight path that changes its relative direction .
It must travel through the opposite lateral edge of the space .
It entered a rook starting on a rosette , space cannot move across the rosette towards the other side of the board .
But instead , it may only move through the opposite lateral edge of the space it entered .
When a pawn is in a rosette , its forward movement is always towards its closest opponent side of the board .
A pawn in the rosette may capture diagonally to another rosette of the same color , but it may not capture to a rosette of the opposite color .
If a pawn reaches the back row of either opponents side of the board , it is promoted .
A knight may never travel across the center point of the rosette , but instead travels around it using adjacent spaces for its l movement .
Keeping in mind that a straight line moves through the opposite lateral edge of the space it entered .
There are three game ending variations you can play with , you should agree which you will play before beginning .
Option one , the game continues until one player is checkmated .
Then the other player who delivered the checkmate is the winner .
Option two .
After the first king is captured , that player is eliminated from the game and the game continues .
The player who delivered the checkmate receives the bonus ability of being able to use the eliminated player's pieces until only one player remains option three .
When a player is checkmated , that player is eliminated from the game but all their pieces remain on the board .
These pieces do not move , they cannot check a king and you may not pass a piece through them .
If you wish to occupy a space with an eliminated player's piece on it , then you must capture that piece .
The game then continues until only one player remains .