Learn the rules to 4 Player Chess quickly and concisely – This video has no distractions, just the rules. For a refresher of the original Chess rules, check out this video:
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The object of the game is to checkmate one of your opponent’s kings. Divide into two teams and place your pieces across from your teammate, with everyone’s queen on the black spaces.
Pick a player to go first, then play proceeds clockwise. You are not allowed to move any of your teammates pieces. You are not allowed to capture your teammate’s pieces. Your pieces do not and cannot cause a check to your teammate. Your Pawns are promoted on the 11th row from your side of the board or if it reaches the back row of an opponent’s side of the board. En Passant is not allowed. Checkmate and stalemate are only determined once the player being threatened has another turn and a chance to respond to the threat, thus giving your teammates a chance to rescue their ally.
Before the game begins, decide if you want to allow table talk and strategy between teammates. The first team to Checkmate one of their opponents wins.