Learn the rules to the Chess variant: Knightmate Chess quickly and concisely – This video has no distractions, just the rules. For a refresher of the original Chess rules, check out this video:
Play chess online for free here:
(As an chess.com affiliate we earn from qualifying subscriptions)
Buy Double-Sided Chess Discs here:
Buy Double-Sided Chess Fairy Pieces here:
Don’t own Chess? Buy it here:
(As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases)
The object of the game is to checkmate your opponent’s knight. In this variant the role of King and knight are switched. Layout the board and place kings where the knights normally start and a knight where the king normally starts. The knight moves like a knight except that it may not move into check and it must escape check as if it were a king. Kings do not get checked. They move like a normal king, but the check rule doesn’t apply to them. Kings can be captured like any other piece. Pawns are allowed to promote to a king if you wish.
You are allowed to castle with the knight using the exact same rules as normal chess. The first player to checkmate their opponent’s knight, wins.