Hatcher Chess 3PL

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Click and drag each piece, like it is a virtual chess board in front of you. You must have 2-3 human players on one computer/device to play, there NO COMPUTER PLAYERS. Ideal for class rooms and game nights on a big screen!

Traditional rules of chess apply.
Player on left starts the game, turns go clockwise.
Be quiet if your chess pieces is in check or checkmate until it is your turn to save it.
If a pawn gets to any other king row, you can replace it with your choice of a piece that an opponent took.
There are two queens per player, and other types of playing piece changes.
The game requires 2-3 human players, there are no CPU or AI players.

Dev notes:
It has been a long time since I released one of my chess variants upon the world, around 2004 or 2005. Based on my board game designs from 1995 to 2014, I decided to release the 2-3 player design on its own. It is another of my virtual board games, no AI or computer players or control of any kind. Bring a friend or two, and play on a big screen, or tablet device, and have some fun trying to outwit the other.

There are no bishop pieces, and each player has two queens. This makes for a slightly quicker game versus traditional chess, especially with extra opponents and angles of attack that you must take into consideration.

Derived from Caeh Chess board game designs, Copyright Joseph Hatcher 1995-2014.


There really needs to be an option for a CPU opponent or at least another online user. If I had someone else here I would just play real chess.
Moving the pieces wherever you want is ridiculous. There should be a particular movement pattern and number of spaces for each different piece. Otherwise, it's basically checkers. I was able to put pieces on the corners of four different spaces. I could even stack all the pieces on top of each other in the center of the board.
Absolutely nothing happens when you try to capture a piece. It should at least disappear or automatically move to the side of the board.
I'm not trying to be funny or mean. However, This game is an absolute waste of time.

xympul responds:

Play it with two other people :) Otherwise, it is like messing around with chess pieces on a dining room table, pushing them aimlessly, wondering why they aren't moving themselves. ;)

I haven't found a programmer that can properly make 3-6 player chess work with AI players in any combination of human and computer players. Hopefully, one of these days I will. :)

Thank you for the feedback!

Good Concept.. horrible execution unfotunatly to the point that you can't really call this a game per say. if you want to improve this I would at least have a make the piece snap to the square they're supposed to be on. for starters anyway

xympul responds:

It is a virtual board game, just as if you had physical pieces on a table to play with friends. Did you read the description or in-game help? They do snap to a grid within 4x4 pixels. The app is not precognizant on knowing where any one piece is going to be moved. Thank you for your feedback. :)

Cool idea,

Too bad there is no verification to see if the chess pieces are placed according to the rules of chess... I can just place the pieces wherever I want... That's not good.
Also, maybe add a CPU players can play against.

xympul responds:

It is a virtual chess board, as if you were setting up chess pieces on a table with your friends. Please read the description and in-game help. You are supposed to be able to put the pieces where ever you want, and has to be played with 2 or 3 human players on the same computer or device. Thanks for your feedback! :)

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3.32 / 5.00

Mar 30, 2014
3:06 AM EDT
Strategy - Other