Overview: Hexes Chess 4P3
Hexes Chess 4P3 is the three-player version of Hexes Chess 4-Pawn. Each of the three players commands identical forces comprised of a team of specialized chess pieces: the king; the queen; two rooks; two knights; three bishops; and four pawns. The players take turns in a clockwise direction, moving one piece per turn. White makes the opening move, followed by Black, then Red.
There are two main considerations in a winning chess strategy. These are: material (your pieces) and position (how they are distributed). It is possible to have an advantage in material but a disadvatage in position, or vice versa. A material advantage is gained by capturing your opponents' pieces, or by sacrificing lower value pieces for higher. (See chart below for piece values.)
*Pawns in Hexes Chess have gained a bit more mobility than the other pieces, and would be more accurately valued at 1.17. While all the other pieces have gained 50% in mobility over their square-chess counterparts (from 8 directions to 12 for the king, queen and knights; and from 4 directions to 6 for the rooks and bishops), the pawn, when you include its capture directions has gained 67% (from 3 directions to 5).