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Because today I am off! Who wants to play a game of Economy Chess against me?
Before we start you'll have to know and do a couple things:
1st thing: send me a message saying you want to play (or post in this thread)2nd: read the rules 3rd: download the game from chess.com
I will guide anyone new to the game through the proces of setting things up for a game. We will be using the chat of the Economy Chess group to send eachother the moves.
Please note that a game can last up to an hour. There is no clock, so we'll just have to agree on a time. I'd say: take your time when you need to think good about a move, but don't make it 10 mins/move :)
Download the game here: http://www.chess.com/download/view/economy-chess
***** Rules index *****
1. Quick introduction2. What's different?3. Owning a square4. Conquering a square5. Gaining income6. Buying new pieces 7. Settings
1. Quick introduction
Welcome to Economy Chess, a chessvariant in which you conquer the squares of the board. These squares generate income (coins) which can be used to place new pieces on the player's backrank. Spend -or save- your money wisely and try to check-mate your opponent!
2. What's different?
3. Owning a square
A player owns a square when:
- he has a piece standing on it- he was the last player who had a piece on it
A square is neutral when no player ever stood on it.
4. Conquering a square
A player can conquer a neutral or enemy controlled square by:- Moving a piece onto a vacant square- Capturing an enemy piece
A piece only conquers the square that it ends on.
5. Gaining income
By moving your pieces around you will conquer more and more squares. At the end of your turn, each owned square will harvest you 1 coin income.
However, each piece also costs 1 coin upkeep per turn. therefore you calculate your income by deducting the upkeep from the harvest:
#of squares owned - #of pieces owned = incomeAt the end of the player's turn the Income is added to your Savings. After several turns players have saved enough coins to buy new pieces.
6. Buying new pieces
When you got enough coins you can buy one or more new pieces. The sum for the piece(s) is deducted from your savings. Players are not allowed to buy when they are under check. Also if you buy pieces, you may not move that turn. You do get income like every other turn.Default prices (coins):Pawn: 25 Knight: 75Bisshop: 78Rook: 125Queen: 225
Some restrictions apply to the placement of new piece(s):- white player can only place pieces on rank 1 and pawns on rank 2- black player can only place pieces on rank 8 and pawns on rank 7- a square must be empty- the square may not be enemy controlled
Various parts of the game and mechanics can be controlled using different settings. You can choose the price of each piece for instance. Read more about settings here:http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/settings-menu
i dont understand anything how economy chess is played from the forum !!!
Happy to explain :)What part of the rules is not clear to you?
This is the turn of a player in Economy Chess:
1) Choose if you want to move or buy a piece(s).-1a) Move a piece if you move-1b) Buy pieces if you want to buy. ---1b) pay for the pieces---1b) place them in your productionarea2) Calculate income (#squares you own - # of pieces = income)3) Add income to your savings-end turn
You own more and more squares by moving your pieces. The more squares you got, the more money you get. Save the money each turn untill you got enough to buy the pieces you want. When the time is right you pay for them, place them in your productionarea (bankrank and pawnrank).
Video explaining the rules and the software:
I may have to try this later. Are there many people playing this?
A couple more are, join this group and feel free to ask for a game!
Ok, I'm in! I won't be able to play until tonight at the earliest, though.
Im online in the next 3-4 hrs and available to anyone. Send a message.
Tonight I will be on from 21:00 GMT+1 untill late.
If you feel like playing a game, send me a message or post here!
Im here in the next couple hours. Whoever wants a game, send me a message :) A game will take approx an hour.
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