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Knightmare Chess

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Product Description

Chess will never be the same! Knightmare Chess is chess played with cards - and what cards! Each card breaks the rules in a wild and unpredictable way, giving the game more twists and turns than a roller coaster.

Some Knightmare Chess cards affect a single move, while some change the entire game! Each card is assigned a point value, so you can build custom decks based on an agreed point total, or handicap the match so the better player has fewer powerful cards. The possibilities are endless - and so is the fun!

A translation of the popular French game Tempete sur l'Echequier by Pierre Clequin and Bruno Faidutti, Knightmare Chess has 80 big, beautiful cards - each with an individual color painting by Brazilian artist Rogerio Vilela.

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Average Rating: 4.1 in 7 reviews

Knightmare Chess is an entirely new way of playing chess
October 13, 2003

Most chess variants make some little modification to the rules, but it's still basically a perfect information game. My thoughts on this are that if you want to play a game like this, play standard chess. Standard chess is a great game.

Knightmare Chess destroys this basis of the game and throws it out the window. It replaces it with whole new strategies. In Knightmare Chess, you can't move whimsically and survive. Instead, the planning involves around setting up situations in which your cards can be put to the most use. You can plan and execute combinations around your cards. Like any card game there is luck, but also, knowing what to play and what to discard takes a lot of skill and practice.

I think this is the best game to come along in a long time. It's not just one chess variant, it's a hundred rolled into one.

Really Makes You Think
March 31, 2003

Are you ready for a whole new game of chess??

Ever wanted those chess pieces to have strange and unusual powers?

Then these are the games for you.

Not only do these cards have beautiful artwork, but also the abilities they give your chess pieces make it a whole new game.

We have found that it helps if you have 2 or 3 different chess sets, that way you can easily identify the special pieces that are created by the cards.

Players in my area interested in playing, please send me an e-mail.

by Joel
It's not really Chess, it's better!
July 07, 2000

Chess can be fun if you train a lot and become good at it. But most of us don't have the time to do that, since there are so many good games you want to play and gaming takes time. These cards turn Chess into something fast and very fun. So if you don't feel like learning different Chess strategies and still want to stand a chance against a friend who has been training for years I would definitely recommend this game. It takes away some of the tactics from basic Chess, but that doesn't mean you have to rely entirely on luck to win the game. The cards have added a new type of strategic thinking. If you don't play your cards right you will lose.

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