4P3

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"."—Leonardo da Vinci

Photo of Hexes 4-pawn chess for three players.
tile-printed printed on 8.5"x11" bond paper, trimmed and taped together.

is the three-player version of . It is a compressed chess game, so the pawns do not get two-hex opening moves, and there is no en passant rule. Each of its three "arms" is called a tridrant (rhymes with hydrant). Each tridrant has four files (columns). An idiosyncracy of the is that it uses a different bishop and knight set-up than its two-player counterpart.


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Illustration of Hexes 4-pawn chess for three players.