• "Magic is possible with Chessplus."

    Max Illingworth, Australian chess GM

Chess Reimagined – Welcome to Chessplus

Imagine if chess evolved into something faster, more fluid, more dynamic.

Imagine a game in which you are no longer limited by traditional moves, but could merge pieces to combine their strengths and create powerful forces with new ways to attack and defend.

Imagine if all those times you would love to play chess but simply don’t have the time could now be filled with vibrant, thrilling action that stimulates the mind and the senses.

The Chessplus story began as the inspired impulse of a young girl, Aimee Simpson, playing chess with her father, Christian. Looking for a way to win, she simply moved her rook onto a pawn’s square and boldly announced that she could move both pieces together.  

At that moment, Chessplus was born. After years of developing and refining the concept, the result is a game that has all the strategy and beauty of traditional chess, with an additional measure of speed, excitement and complexity that makes it perfect for seasoned aficionados and newcomers alike.

How Does Chessplus Play?

Chessplus operates similarly to regular chess, with a number of ingenious innovations that give it its free-flowing, dynamic nature:

  • Merge pieces by moving any piece, except for the king, onto the square of another piece of the same colour.
  • Merged pieces can move as either of the two for a more powerful, versatile strategy.
  • Propel pawns rapidly to the opposite side of the board for fast promotion to Queens.
  • Merged pieces can be separated at any time to resume their traditional roles.
  • When a merged piece is captured, the player loses both pieces.

These rule adaptations allow for the creation of 15 new merged pieces, adding extra dimensions of intrigue and unpredictability to the game. Players can create bold new attacking lines and creative strategies that redefine what is possible on a chessboard. This is why experienced professionals such as Grandmaster Max Illingworth say that magic is possible with Chessplus.

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Chessplus – Experience the Beauty

Our vision was to create a game that would not only engage and intrigue new and seasoned players but also be visually stunning. In award-winning industrial designer Adam Laws, we found a creative mind that believed in our vision and shared our passion. The result is truly beautiful pieces designed with a minimalist feel and a tasteful sense of style. The elegant joining mechanism seamlessly combines design and functionality so pieces can merge and separate easily for a smooth flowing game. Our pieces are available in stylish resin, or for an earthier feel, natural ash and walnut timbers.

For the complete experience, the Chessplus Premium Boxset includes a laser etched protective case with an elegant wrap around board, whose durable silkscreen finish will give years of enjoyment.

“I think it is/would be fascinating once you know the potential of the game. All you have to know is how to play chess.”

David BarrettApp Developer

“What I personally like about Chess Plus are new rules which allow you to create an endless variety of options. This opens up the opportunity for new strategies.”

Yuri KoropotkinDesign Engineer

“Chessplus is more strategically challenging, faster, definitely a lot quicker than classic chess, you really have to focus on your game as the options have increased dramatically.”

Zan AllumStudent


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