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3 Man Chess

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  • The board is 1/8 inch (3mm) thick, 19 inches (48cm) in diameter, made of PVC plastic, & weighs 12 ounces (.34kg). The 3 sections are hinged together [with a heavy cotton fiber tape that will not crack over time], and unfold to produce the round board which can be lifted, and carried to another table if necessary.
  • Game comes with 48 Staunton style pieces which are solid plastic with felt bottoms, comprising 3 teams of 16 pieces each, black, gray, and ivory in color.
  • King is 2.5 inches (64mm) tall, with a 1-inch (25mm) diameter base
  • Includes chess board, pieces, and rule sheet packaged in shrink wrapped store shelf retail box.

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 10.2 x 2.1 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004FX4TYG
  • Item model number: 3 Man Chess
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 10 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,939 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Play chess with 3 people at the same time with this three player chess game. Without compromising any of the rules, strategy, or fun of Chess, this variant board has been developed that accommodates three players. The only changes from conventional chess are some protocol issues that must be followed to maintain order where the teams border each other, which is simple and necessary. The complexities of the third player are infinite. Your threatened piece may be allowed to maintain occupancy as your position is beneficial to the threatening player. But how long can it last? This scenario may exist all over the board. There are multiple trust and doubt situations among all players.

Customer Reviews

The pieces and board look very good, and seem to be durable.
Rosario
This game is great, with lots of surprising angles and intricacies.
jim willaimson
If this item cost 25 dollars, I would have given it 4 stars.
David Schmid

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Rosario on October 2, 2012
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3 Man Chess is great fun. The pieces and board look very good, and seem to be durable. The rules require a little time to understand, but they make perfect sense once you start playing, and after a couple of games you get the hang of it with no problems.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Audrey K Plessinger on December 29, 2012
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My 14 year old step son received this for Christmas. He is an avid chess player and somewhat hard to buy for because he already has about everything. Even he was impressed by how unique this game is and the new twist it puts on the classic game.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By m00nknight on May 14, 2014
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From my boardgamegeek.com review:

In my opinion, people who love the game of chess TEND to be chess-purists for whom tinkering with the system they have spent so much effort to master occurs as a reduction of the advantages they have fought to hold. However, I can heartily recommend this variation to you if you fall into any of the following 3 categories: 1.) You enjoy chess and are open to new ways of playing. 2.) You have already played other chess variants and enjoyed them. 3.) You know how the pieces move but want to even the playing field against players with more chess skill than you.

I'm not sure this game is well suited to players who don't have a ready familiarity with classical chess. I have found 3MC to be more open-ended and nebulous in its tactical and strategic options, and a player without much chess experience might well be overwhelmed.

The game has been well thought-out and the rules sheet (1 page, front and back!) has proven to be functionally inclusive of any and all situations I have encountered thus far in play, despite a slightly awkward presentation; it's as if you were looking at the designer's notes, unedited. The rules concerning the "moats" between opposing players' rooks are particularly crucial and a bit tricky- make sure you understand them comprehensively.

Don't underestimate how much different a round chess board is from a square one! The realized concepts of the void in the center of the board and the curving paths along the diagonals are extraordinarily innovative! Likewise, the fact that the rows of squares have become RINGS creates an extremely compelling departure from familiar chess.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By jim willaimson on February 9, 2013
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I bought this for my students on a whim, and boy am I satisfied. This game is great, with lots of surprising angles and intricacies.
I love to play this against my unsuspecting students. You can't go wrong. The board is a bit delicate however, so be careful with it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lon l. on November 29, 2013
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Takes longer to set than explain! If you know tthe rules of chess you are set. Requires a defensive mindset though.
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By Harriett F. on June 27, 2014
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I have 2 sons so this is perfect for all of us playing. It's an interesting twist to chess. Lots of fun!
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It's an interesting take on chess. We found that some of the rules were a little confusing, but overall the game struck us as a creative and interesting twist. The board is attractive and the pieces are of decent size and construction.
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By ShPH on November 4, 2014
Really fun twist on the classic game. The circular movement adds an element of intrigue!
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