***** Season One. Episode One *****
"Your move captain! -- WE should have intercepted by now, the bridge said they'd call? -- I'll have you CHECKMATE in your next move! -- hAHAHAAHHAHA........"
Probably the most familiar 3D chess variant to the general public in the middle 20th and early 21st century is the game of Tri-Dimensional Chess (Tri-D Chess), as seen in Star Trek episodes.