I'll leave one version of the game here on Gumroad for a few months in case people accidentally find this page.
Click here to be taken to http://onedimensionalchess.com/
What you'll need to play:
- Two players
- 3-4 sheets of paper
The object of the game is to checkmate (threaten with inescapable capture) the opponent’s king. Players take turns moving their pieces one at a time. Chess pieces may not move to a square occupied by another chess piece of the same color. However, a player may capture an enemy’s piece by moving onto its square. When that happens, the enemy piece is captured and removed from the board.
Print/play/remix (just don't sell it):
Doc Pop's One-Dimensional Chess was created by Doctor Popular in 2018. It’s protected by an Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC 4.0). You may remix it and share it with attribution, but you aren’t authorized to sell it. The chess icons on this page were created by DEMOGRAPH from the Noun Project, please credit them too if any of this art is reused.
The Future of 1D Chess
Due to Kickstarter's announcement of a "blockchain protocol", I've cancelled plans to release 1D Chess on their platform. I'm evaluating where and how I'll sell physical copies of this game in the future.
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The rules for 1D Chess are currently available in English and French. I'd love to offer other languages as well, if you'd like to help, please let me know.
This PDF includes the rules for 1D Chess, plus some DIY boards you can print on your home printer and play.