the rook is a cross
the bishop is an x
the queen is a starburst combination of the two
the three expand into infinity, harnessed with 8 x 8
the king is a box
the knight is a four sided octagon
the pawn is a forward line with a potential hyperbola/parabola motion
does anyone else feel like in some way we're all playing billiards with a constant maze of moving holes and restricted cue movements?