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Quick Visual Rules – 3D Chess

I’m sure there are many like me who say, “I don’t want to read a book on how to play the game, just quickly show me how“. So this 2min YouTube video will do just that. Enjoy!

Chess – The Next Generation

Remember, all you need is some glass / plastic over top of your regular chess board to begin playing. It could be supported by books or anything. You could use tape to mark out where the squares are. It’s that easy. Of course you might want to print a visual set of rules to remind yourself of the dimensional movement for each piece.

Link to a printable visual set of rules for 3D Chess.

Link to a printable visual set of rules for 3D Chess.

Don’t forget to tell me how it all turns out. Just post them here.


The Best Setup for 1 Game of 3D Chess

I have personally found, that after playing many games of 3D Chess (Chess – The Next Generation), the best way to set up the board for just one game (as a-pose-to playing 3 games with the same person), would be to set the game up as seen in the picture below. This is also the better set up as it prevents a corner attack early in the game. Also, I found that the person who is just starting out in 3D chess, he should set up his pieces on the bottom board which forces him to look through the top board. In this way he is always aware of another board for his pieces to move to. This will allow him the full enjoyment of this dimensional game.

I am the inventor of this 3D Chess Game (with copyright from Washington DC) and I’m all about making the game work with out a flaw. Everyone knows that even if there is just a slight flaw or a loop-hole to the game, it is suddenly no fun and the game stops being played.

This is still “Chess”. It just has another board and it helps you to think outside the box. You won’t know how fun it is until you try it for your self (It takes a couple of games). Of course it should be noted that WHITE could be on top because that would be determined by the one who is playing white (then of course, BLACK would be on the bottom board).

Best board set-up for 1 game of 3D Chess.

It could also be decided upon ahead of time, that this is the way to set-up the game for a tournament.

Whats the Value in playing Chess / or similar games?

Chess is the most widely known game and the most studied game in the world. There have been literally thousands of scientific studies concerning this game. For example:

‘TEACHER’S GUIDE: RESEARCH AND BENEFITS OF CHESS’ lists some of the studies. At the bottom of the above link, it shows:

-develops memory
-improves concentration
-develops logical thinking
-promotes imagination and creativity
-teaches independence
-develops the capability to predict and
    foresee consequences of actions
-inspires self-motivation
-shows that success rewards hard work
-develops the scientific way of thinking
-improves schoolwork and grades
-is cheap
-is FUN!
Chess is Everything!

The site below talks about ADHD, ADD, and dyslexia and how the game of chess helped.

It goes into an incrediable amount information and other links

At-any-rate, the reason I’m writing this is because if chess is that good, how much more so, when playing 3D Chess on two levels. It’s not difficult. In fact it’s easier to play and takes the same amount of moves/time to play. At the same time though, it teaches someone to think dimensionally or spacial thinking. After all the world is in 3D. These studies would therefore also apply in part to other similar games such as Checkers and Shogi. I have a website that shows these games in 3D: or buy my book (10xx) which goes into much detail on how to play these games and others in 3D: (where I’m known as 3dPaul).

Believe me, I’m not saying this just for the fun of it. But the above information really works. Others have said, after playing a few games in 3D, they did not want to go back to a regular flat board. You don’t have to be a master at these games to reap the rewards as mentioned in the list above.

Give it a try.

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