3 Player Chess

If the game chess just isn’t challenging enough for your group, perhaps a 3 player chess set is the perfect white elephant gift. The third player adds additional levels of strategy and creates a new element – trust and doubt between players. In many cases, an opposing player may be threatening to capture one of your pieces, but will not capture since leaving it in place is beneficial against the third player. The conventional rules of chess apply with a few small modifications concerning the borders between the opposing players’ pieces.