• “A single change offering a world of new possibilities and challenges. Brilliant!” Puzzle Nation, 2018

  • "Chessplus livens up the game and increases the fun very considerably"

    British Chess Magazine, Nov 2018

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  • Simple. Elegant. Functional.

    Australian Design and Creation

  • WINNER Good Design Trophy, 2018

Welcome to Chessplus.

It‘s not Chess – It’s BETTER!

Many people will actually prefer this.” – The British cheese Magazine, Nov 2018

It’s the best new game of the year!  It’s fast, fun and addictive!– Latella, October 2018.

It’s Super Chess.  I love it!” – Peter, PAX Melbourne 2018.

Merge a rook and a bishop and the new piece moves just like a queen.

Instead of a pawn crawling across the board one square at a time, merge it with a rook, then take it straight to the other side of the board for a promotion.  With 3 extra queens included.

But watch out, if your ‘merged’ piece is taken you lose both pieces!

Played under standard chess rules, with one big difference, you can combine your pieces into more powerful ‘merged’ pieces.  ‘Merged’ pieces can move as either or their combined pieces or they can be split back into their original pieces.

The inspiration of a young girl, Aimee, playing chess with her dad, she moved her rook onto the pawn’s square and with her next move took both pieces to the far end of the board where she proudly pronounced “I get a queen, I’m going to beat you :)”.

Chessplus is a fun and fast paced strategy game, with greater risk, reward and many more options than traditional chess.

Also being a traditional chess set it’s 2 games in 1.

We know you will enjoy Chessplus.

Christian and Aimee Simpson – father and daughter, and co-creators of Chessplus.

How To Play

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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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Australian Design & Innovation

Drawn to Nielsen Design by their Scandinavian heritage and design quality we meet owner Adam Laws.  Adam has a New Zealand heritage and an ability to design with a Scandinavian feel, complimenting functional and modern designs with soft curves and enduring tactile experiences.  Adam shares our  passion of giving justice to the Chessplus game, his Award Winning Designs for the Chessplus pieces reflects both his skill and passion.

The  result of the union are modern objects of design, being a perfect marriage of form and function.  Pieces can be merged with ease, and are capable of being split by only touching the moving piece, following the free flowing character of Chessplus.  Elegant and sophisticated from every angle the pieces convey a modernity with a true Scandinavian feel, using curves to create a softness and the desire to be both appreciated and experienced.

Initially designed to be CNC machined in timber, the pieces became quite expensive to produce, so the decision was made to produce them in resin allowing for a wider audience to appreciate the joy of Chessplus.

True to Adam’s whole design approach, he created a unique and stylish wrap around playing board, including a laser etched acrylic box for proper storage of the pieces.  These items perfectly compliment the pieces and create a totally stylish gift or personal game set that look smart anywhere.

“A natural variation”

Maxim Dlugy, 2018US Chess Grandmaster

“It’s the ultimate chess game.”

Ivy Gulbin, 2017Year 6 Student, Byron Bay

“Magic is possible with Chessplus”

Max Illingworth, 2017Australian Chess Grandmaster

“All you have to know is how to play chess.”

David Barrett, 2017Retired Estimator

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

Jacob McElevey, 2017Teacher - 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 Koropotkin, 2017Design Engineer

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

Zane Allum, 2017Student
Brandon GienAustralia By Design, 2017

“Thanks for the parcel

…..my son loves it.”

Wendy Beazley, 2018Mum

“14 new opening moves. Games are faster and end quicker. I Liked it!”

Paul, Annandale 2018

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