• "Combine your pieces into more powerful ones. Brilliant!"

    Puzzle Nation, March 2018


  • “A natural variation”

    Maxim Dlugy
    US Chess Grand Master

Welcome to Chessplus

A unique chess experience, where a single change offers a world of new possibilities and challenges.

Chessplus is played under standard chess rules, with one big difference, you can combine your pieces into more powerful merged pieces. Merge a rook and a bishop and the new piece works just like a queen. Instead of a pawn crawling across the board one square at a time, merge it with a rook who can send it straight across the board to be promoted to a queen!

And pieces don’t have to stay together they can be split at anytime!

Chessplus is great fun, and tends to be faster and more aggressive than traditional chess with greater risk and reward.

The inspiration of a young girl playing chess with her dad. Chessplus is  wonderful way to reinvigorate chess and a welcome change of pace from the traditional game.

Being a traditional chess set it is perfect for newcomers and seasoned players alike.


How To Play

Apply the rules of Chess, plus these extra options for an exciting evolution of the traditional game:

  • Create new ‘merged’ pieces by moving any piece onto to the square of another piece of the same colour (except for the king).
  • Move merged pieces as either of their joined pieces, or split them by moving either piece away individually.
  • Gain extra queens quickly by moving a merged piece containing a pawn to the far end of the board, with 3 extra queens included for a knockout finish.

Note: The merging or splitting of a piece is considered a move. Individual pieces must always move according to their traditional abilities. When captured or promoted the merged piece leaves the board.

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For the Full Rules Click Download Rules

Australian Design & Innovation

Our vision was to bring to life this engaging and fast paced game with free flowing and stylish playing pieces. In  award-winning industrial designer Adam Laws, we found a creative mind that believed in our vision and shared our passion. Adam has created beautiful pieces designed with a minimalist feel and a tasteful sense of style. The simple robe like joining mechanism seamlessly combines design and functionality so pieces can merge and split easily for a smooth flowing game. Your pieces are available in stylish resin, or for an earthier feel, American Hard Maple.

For the complete experience, the Chessplus Premium Set includes a smart and durable wrap around board and laser etched protective case for years of enjoyment.

“A natural variation”

Maxim DlugyUS Chess Grandmaster

“It’s the ultimate chess game.”

Ivy GulbinYear 6 Student, Byron Bay

“Magic is possible with Chessplus”

Max IllingworthAustralian Chess Grandmaster

“It is fascinating once you know the potential of the game. All you have to know is how to play chess.”

David BarrettRetired Estimator

“It was awesome to see the kids enjoying something new and fresh”

Jacob McEleveyTeacher - Macquarie College

“I like the new rules which allow you to create an endless variety of options, opening up the opportunity for new strategies.”

Yuri KoropotkinDesign Engineer

“… more strategically challenging and faster than classic chess, you really have to focus on your game as the options have increased dramatically.”

Zane AllumStudent

” It was awesome to see the kids enjoying something new and fresh. ”

Jacob McEleveyPrimary School Coordinator, Macquarie College
Brandon GienAustralia By Design, 2017

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