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HexiChess is an amazing new 3D chess game which uses hexagons
instead of squares.
It was invented by Tim
Angley a Chemistry teacher at Unley High School. He builds beautiful
crystal-like sets of the game. (see below to get one yourself!).
Here is what the game looks like:
This is a screen shot from a new version I have been working on. Some
pieces and menus had not been drawn yet.
HexiChess consists of 3 layers of hexagons. Each layer
has 25 hexagons. There are 36 pieces in this game.
Each player commands an army of 9 pawns, 3 bishops, 2
knights, 2 rooks, and a Queen. The aim is to capture your opponent's king...
before he captures you.
All pieces can move in all 3 dimensions. They can move
up or down as easily as moving forwards.
HexiChess has many parallels to traditional chess. eg.
Try promoting a single pawn. The objective is the same, the pieces are
the same, there are good and bad opening moves, there's lots and lots of
strategy and it's good fun!
All images are copyright (c) Carl Kenner 1997. If you wish to use these
pieces then you must ask me first.
move in such a way that they always stay on the same colour. They move
along the lines between hexagons. They can change layers the same way.
must always move forwards (towards the enemy). They can only take pieces
by moving forwards and to another layer, and they can only change layers
to take. On reaching the other end they can be promoted. Never ignore the
pawns. They are very important. Not just because each one is a potential
move in L shapes... 2 in one direction and 1 in another. The angle
must be a wide one, not a narrow one. They can jump other pieces.
move in straight lines as far as you like in any direction... Including
move like a combination of a Rook and a Bishop. They are the most powerful
piece you command.
move one space at a time in any direction (but not diagonally in this game).
They can never move into check. They must be protected at all costs.
Do you wish you had
one of Tim Angley's beautiful glass HexiChess sets? I
have one sitting in my lounge room so that all the visitors who drop by
can go "wow" when they see it. The sets cost
U.S. $295. This may seem expensive, but they cost that much to produce.
This is not a cheap crummy plastic chess set like some 3D chess games you
can buy. These sets are a rare beautiful collectors item with lots of playability
too. To get one of these sets you should E-Mail both
Tim and me:
If you don't get a response try here.
Special thanks to Angel Fire for
the FREE home page!
Note! There is a SECRET MESSAGE hidden
somewhere on this page!
It tells you how to unlock a SECRET feature
Unfortunately it is only possible to read
on some computers!
THIS IS THE SECRET MESSAGE!!!
To discover a new type of piece in HEXICHESS
start HEXICHESS with the command: HEXCHESS /u
This will unlock the secret new piece!!!
Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
if you like.
Other peoples free 2D chess games you can download:
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