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Chess by FarawayPictures Chess by FarawayPictures
OK, so everybody (and their mum) does a chess set. I thought I'd go a bit different and make the very seldom seen round chess board. It's a 100% official Chess Federation board. I've played it a few times and it's a very interesting game, some of your best pieces become limited and others become very powerful. I made one from an old dart board.
The image shows how to set up the board. The inner pieces are from outer to inner: Castle, Knight, Bishop and then King and Queen as usual on her own colour.

UPDATE:
I've had so many questions etc about this board I thought I'd make a downloadable board for you to try playing this way:
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grymasART Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
shāh”
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zoomzoom Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
u should 3D print these pieces... make it real!
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FarawayPictures Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Thanks for the suggestion.
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csacsi-art Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here :  [link] Thank You Wink/Razz 
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
It's a cool image. Although, it does make me ask which direction the pawns go and do the pawns just go in a circle around the board or can they be promoted?
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FarawayPictures Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Yes, they go forward around the board...and yes, they can be promoted. All the normal rules apply to this official variant.
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TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Your turn, Chewie.
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FarawayPictures Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Yeah, it does have that feel to it a bit.
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anim8freek Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's cool, wish I could play chess on a board like that
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FarawayPictures Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
If you can play chess you should pick it up really easily.
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