“Scribble Chess” (German: “Kritzelschach”) is a modification of the strategy game “Chess”. Watching two friends playing chess killing time at an airport, I wondered how the game could be modified, to make the notation less messy.
The solution was limiting the number of times a field can be used.
Scribble Chess Rules
- The rules of Chess apply, unless they are explicitly modified by Scribble Chess rules.
- When moving a piece, it is drawn on the destination field and crossed out on the field it is moving from.
- When a piece is taken, it is crossed out. The taking piece is drawn on the destination field.
- Each field can be used no more than 4 times. After the fourth time, the field is burned and is no longer available.
- If a piece on a field that has been used three times already is attacked, there a two rule variations: A) “Harakiri”: The field is burned and both, the attacking piece and the attacked piece are lost. B) “Troll”: A piece on a field that has been used three times already, cannot be attacked.
- Before starting the game, the player must decide whether they play “Harakiri” or “Troll”.
- Burned fields are not blocking. E.g. a bishop, rook or queen can jump over burned fields and reach all fields they would normally reach, except burned fields.