3P3

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."—Albert Einstein

Photo of Hexes 3-Pawn chess for three players.
printed on a vinyl sticker, adhered to foam-core and trimmed in white electrical tape.

is the three-player version of . It is a compressed chess game, so the pawns do not get a two-hex opening move, and there is no en passant rule. Its main idiosyncracy is its odd triskelion shape. Each of its three "arms" is called a tridrant (rhymes with hydrant). Each tridrant has three files (columns), that bend 60° at the third rank. Like the two-player version, a king and knight can accomplish checkmate without help from other pieces.


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Illustration of Hexes 3-pawn chess for three players.