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3 Player Chess (Hexagonal)

 

3 Player Chess (Hexagonal)

3 player chess played on a hexagonal board. A brilliant chess variant that's no gimmick; it's a fun, interesting alternative to chess that allows an extra person to play. 3 player chess is relatively simple to learn as the extra rules are minimal. However, the hexagonal board certainly adds complexity and gets you thinking!

These are nicely crafted wooden sets, available in a range of colours and sizes. The chess boards are also folding and close to form a storage container for the 3 player chess pieces.

 
 




















 

3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Hexagonal Board

3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Hexagonal Board3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Hexagonal Board
3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Hexagonal Board3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Hexagonal Board
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Large 3 Player Chess Set - 54cm board WITHOUT edge numbers (brown, white & red pieces)

Ref: 00110R

£46.90

£39.08 (Ex.VAT)

ETA: 1 working day + transit time


 
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  • 3 player chess is an excellent chess variant that's relatively simple to learn
  • Minimal extra rules but the hexagonal board does add complexity
  • Large size board (54cm at the widest point) with wooden pieces in 3 colours
  • Stained hardwood board that folds to form a practical storage container for the chess pieces
  • Nicely crafted chessmen with felt bottoms - 8cm king

A 3 player wooden chess set with a hexagonal board. This excellent chess variant has minimal extra rules to learn, but the hexagonal board certainly adds complexity and gets you thinking! 3 player chess is no gimmick; it's a really interesting version of chess that enables an extra player to play.

The 3 player chess boards are made from a stained hardwood and fold to form a practical storage container for the pieces. There are then two metal catches to keep the box closed. The board is not inlaid, but is nicely made and will be a fascinating talking point. Note that this version does not feature notation; there are no numbers around the edge of the board.

The wooden chess pieces are nicely crafted and stained in 3 colours; red, white and brown. The king is 8cm high and all pieces have felted bottoms. Game rules are also included.

Gameplay

  • When a piece that moves diagonally reaches the middle point of the board, it can travel in one of two directions.
  • The first King must be actually taken rather than just checkmated.
  • The owner of a King can move even while in a checkmate position.

The ramifications of of the hexagonal board turn out to be pretty fascinating, once you've understood the way that pieces move through the middle point. For instance:

  • Having a temporary ally can be more important than having a good position. Two poorer players can gang up on the better player so the better player is not always guaranteed to win.
  • An exchange of pieces is usually a bad idea. If you exchange pieces with another player, the 3rd player is now a piece up!
  • The value of the diagonally moving pieces is somewhat increased as they threaten more squares than on the traditional chessboard. So one could perhaps argue that the exchange of a Bishop for a Knight is less viable.
  • The rule that the first King must be taken exists because of the interesting possibility that the 3rd player might do something that enables a King to actually escape from a checkmate...

Approx. Dimensions:

Board: 54cm (at widest point). King: 8cm
Board: 21.3 inch (at widest point). King: 3.1 inch

Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children younger than 4 years old.
















 

Large 3 Player Chess Set - 54cm notation board

Large 3 Player Chess Set - 54cm notation boardLarge 3 Player Chess Set - 54cm notation board
Large 3 Player Chess Set - 54cm notation boardLarge 3 Player Chess Set - 54cm notation board
Large 3 Player Chess Set - 54cm notation boardLarge 3 Player Chess Set - 54cm notation board
Large 3 Player Chess Set - 54cm notation boardLarge 3 Player Chess Set - 54cm notation board
Large 3 Player Chess Set - 54cm notation boardLarge 3 Player Chess Set - 54cm notation board
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Large 3 Player Chess Set - 54cm board with edge numbers (brown, white & red pieces)

Ref: 006200

£46.90

£39.08 (Ex.VAT)

ETA: 1 working day + transit time


 
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  • Large size hexagonal 3 player chess set
  • An excellent chess variant for 3 players that's relatively simple to learn
  • Minimal extra rules but navigating the hexagonal board adds complexity
  • 54cm (at widest point) hardwood board with notation and wooden chess pieces in 3 colours (8cm king)
  • Board folds to form storage container for the 3 player chess pieces

A must-have variant for the chess enthusiast, 3 player chess is played on a mind-bending hexagonal board and involves an extra player in the game-play. With minimal extra rules, the game is relatively simple to learn, but navigating the hexagonal board does take some getting used to!

This is the large-size version of the game with the hexagonal board measuring 54cm across at the widest point. This board also features notation (numbers and letters) around the border.

The hardwood chess pieces are beautifully crafted with plenty of detail and stained in 3 colours; red, white and brown. When not in use, the board folds to form a practical storage container for the chessmen. It is then secured with two metal catches.

A good quality, all-wooden chess set that allows 3 players to play chess at the same time. Game rules are included.

Approx. Dimensions:

Board: 54cm (at widest point). King: 8cm
Board: 21.3 inch (at widest point). King: 3.1 inch

Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children younger than 4 years old.
















 

3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Tricolour Board

3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Tricolour Board3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Tricolour Board
3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Tricolour Board3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Tricolour Board
3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Tricolour Board3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Tricolour Board
3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Tricolour Board3 Player Chess Set - Large 54cm Tricolour Board
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3 player Chess Set - Large 54cm Hexagonal Board with edge numbers (red, green & blue)

Ref: 0061W7

£47.90

£39.92 (Ex.VAT)

ETA: 1 working day + transit time


 
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  • Excellent 3 player chess variant played on a hexagonal board
  • Tricolour design with board and pieces in 3 colours
  • With minimal extra rules it's relatively simple to learn - and lots of fun to play
  • Good quality wooden components manufactured in the EU
  • Board folds to double as storage container for the pieces

Tricolour design 3 player chess set with a hexagonal board and wooden chess pieces in 3 colours; blue, green and red.

3 player chess is a brilliant chess variant with minimal extra rules. It's relatively simple to learn and lots of fun to play. 3 players are pitted against one another with the first to capture an opposing king the winner.

This set consists of good quality wooden components in eye-catching colours. This is the larger version of the game with a 54cm board and an 8cm king. The chess pieces are nicely crafted and the board folds to double as a storage container for the chessmen when not in use.

Rules are included.

Approx. Dimensions:

Board: 54cm (at widest point). King: 8cm
Board: 21.3 inch (at widest point). King: 3.1 inch

Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children younger than 4 years old.
















 

3 Player Chess Set - 40cm Hexagonal Board

3 Player Chess Set - 40cm Hexagonal Board3 Player Chess Set - 40cm Hexagonal Board
3 Player Chess Set - 40cm Hexagonal Board3 Player Chess Set - 40cm Hexagonal Board
3 Player Chess Set - 40cm Hexagonal Board3 Player Chess Set - 40cm Hexagonal Board
3 Player Chess Set - 40cm Hexagonal Board3 Player Chess Set - 40cm Hexagonal Board
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Medium 3 Player Chess Set - 40cm board WITHOUT edge numbers (brown, white & red pieces)

Ref: 00110W

Was: £35.90

£34.90

£29.08 (Ex.VAT)

ETA: 1 working day + transit time


 
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  • 3 player chess is simple to learn and lots of fun
  • Medium (standard) sized version of hexagonal 3 player chess
  • Minimal extra rules but the hexagonal board adds complexity - rules are included
  • Stained hardwood board that folds to form a storage container for the pieces
  • Nicely crafted hardwood chess pieces with felted bottoms

3 player chess may look bewildering but it is simple to learn for anyone who knows the rules of standard chess. It's a fascinating variant and lots of fun. The game has the same rules as standard chess but adjusted to take account of the hexagonal board. The game is not a gimmick; it's a really interesting version of Chess that enables an extra player to play.

The extra rules are minimal but navigating the hexagonal board will get you thinking! For example, here a few of the extra rules to consider:

  • When a piece that moves diagonally reaches the middle point of the board, it can travel in one of two directions.
  • The first King must be actually taken rather than just checkmated.
  • The owner of a King can move even while in a checkmate position.

The extension of the game to the hexagonal board turn out to be pretty fascinating, once you've understood the way that pieces move through the middle point. For instance:

  • Having an ally can be more important than having a good position. Two poorer players can gang up on the better player so the better player is not always guaranteed to win.
  • An exchange of pieces is usually a bad idea. If you exchange pieces with another player, the 3rd player is now a piece up!
  • The value of the diagonally moving pieces is somewhat increased as they threaten more squares than on the traditional chessboard. So one could perhaps argue that the exchange of a Bishop for a Knight is less viable.
  • The rule that the first King must be taken exists because of the interesting possibility that the 3rd player might do something that enables a King to actually escape from a checkmate...

This is the medium size 3 player chess set. The hexagonal board is made from a stained hardwood (as are the pieces). The boards are folding and hinged with storage trays inside so that, when closed, they form a storage container for the pieces. There are two metal catches to keep the box closed.

The nicely crafted chess pieces are stained in red, white and brown and all have felted bottoms. Rules are also included.

Approx. Dimensions:

Board: 40cm (at widest point). King: 6cm
Board: 15.7 inch (at widest point). King: 2.4 inch

Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children younger than 4 years old.
















 

3 Player Chess Set - 40cm hexagonal board with notation

3 Player Chess Set - 40cm hexagonal board with notation3 Player Chess Set - 40cm hexagonal board with notation
3 Player Chess Set - 40cm hexagonal board with notation3 Player Chess Set - 40cm hexagonal board with notation
3 Player Chess Set - 40cm hexagonal board with notation3 Player Chess Set - 40cm hexagonal board with notation
3 Player Chess Set - 40cm hexagonal board with notation3 Player Chess Set - 40cm hexagonal board with notation
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Medium 3 player Chess set - 40cm board with edge numbers (brown, white & red pieces)

Ref: 006201

£34.90

£29.08 (Ex.VAT)

ETA: 1 working day + transit time


 
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  • Hexagonal 3 player chess set from Sunrise Chess and Games
  • Medium size 40cm board with 6cm king
  • Excellent chess variation that allows a 3rd player with minimal extra rules
  • Folding board that doubles as storage container for the chess pieces
  • Stained hardwood board with wooden pieces in 3 colours

A fascinating chess variant, hexagonal 3 player chess allows for a 3rd player with minimal extra rules. It's relatively simple to learn but the hexagonal board does add complexity and takes some getting used to...

This all-wooden 3 player chess set comprises a stained hardwood hexagonal board and wooden chess pieces crafted from hornbeam and beech wood. The pieces are then stained in 3 different colours. The board is also hinged and folds to double as a storage container for the chess pieces.

Rules are included.

Tripe Chess, on which this game is based, was invented by Philip Marinelli in 1722.

Approx. Dimensions:

Board: 40cm (at widest point). King: 6cm
Board: 15.7 inch (at widest point). King: 2.4 inch
















 

3 Player Chess Set - Compact 32cm Board with Notation

3 Player Chess Set - Compact 32cm Board with Notation3 Player Chess Set - Compact 32cm Board with Notation
3 Player Chess Set - Compact 32cm Board with Notation3 Player Chess Set - Compact 32cm Board with Notation
3 Player Chess Set - Compact 32cm Board with Notation3 Player Chess Set - Compact 32cm Board with Notation
3 Player Chess Set - Compact 32cm Board with Notation3 Player Chess Set - Compact 32cm Board with Notation
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3 Player Chess Set - Compact 32cm Hexagonal Board with edge numbers (brown, white and red pieces)

Ref: 0061W6

£28.99

£24.16 (Ex.VAT)

ETA: 1 working day + transit time


 
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  • 3 player chess played on a hexagonal board
  • Compact size - 32cm board with 5cm king
  • One of the best chess variants - allows a 3rd player with minimal extra rules
  • Folding wooden board that doubles as storage container for pieces
  • With nicely crafted wooden chess pieces

One of the better chess variants, hexagonal 3 player chess is simple to learn and allows a 3rd person to play. Additional, complex rules are minimal and the strategy and intrigue of standard chess is retained. Moving across the hexagonal board does take some getting used to though!

This is the smaller sized 3 player chess set with a 32cm board and a 6cm king. Whilst small, it's still a fine size for play and very portable.

The 3 player chess set comprises a hardwood hexagonal board that folds to double as storage for the pieces. The board features notation (edge numbers & letters) around the border. The wooden chessmen are nicely crafted and finished in 3 colours.

Rules included.

Approx. Dimensions:

Board: 32cm (at widest point). King: 5cm
Board: 12.6 inch (at widest point). King: 2 inch

Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children younger than 4 years old.
















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