How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps
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How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps, many of you have been wondering if we could create a blog specifically designed to educate you on the basic and overall game play of Chexi. Well, we heard you and are here to provide just that. We are confident this blog will assist you become more familiar, get a clearer understanding of the game and entice continuous play. Feel free to ask questions in the comments section to further gain clarification on ideas and concepts mentioned in the blog

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How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

  1. Set-up your playing field

Chexi was originally built to cater to cross-platform game play and can be utilized with any device.

For those who enjoy the traditional concept of the physical chess pieces, we provide the option as well to attain the custom made dices. Whatever your platform preference may be, we guarantee an optimal gaming experience.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

  1. Know the pieces and their roles

There are 16 pieces yet only 6 roles move differently, should you participate in a game of Chexi, you must know which piece to move and how they vary on the board. Only the Knight can move past pieces and the others can’t. We will discuss that further, however, do bear in mind that the goal of the game is to capture opposing pieces whilst protecting your own.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

The Pawn

Pawns seem like one of the most flimsy pieces on the board, however, they are unique. They can only move one square forward, yet, on the first move they can move two squares. They can only capture pieces diagonally, but what makes them unique is the concept of promotion. This where a pawn reaches the opposing end of the board and is promoted to a Queen, they will have the same moves and roles throughout the game.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

The Knight

Knights are tricky since they are the only pieces that can move past the others as mentioned above, and they can move two squares forward or back and another square to either the left or the right. To put it in words that every player would understand, the Knight moves in an “L” shape that can be rotated to four sides.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

The Rook

Rooks can move as far as they want, the limitations are it can only be either horizontally or vertically as long as there are no obstacles in its path. Special maneuver Chess players utilize in particular is Castling, wherein a Rook and King are moved close to each other and they can swap places. However, this isn’t practiced in Chexi as discussed in the variations page.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

The Bishop

Bishops can move as far as they want as well, just like the Rook. However, they may only move diagonally and are positioned in one color during the initial setup of the game. They must also remain in that color throughout. This serves as the limitations of the role, yet can be utilized by most players.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

The Queen

The Queen is one of the most powerful pieces on the board it can move in any direction (forward, backward, diagonally, and even sideways). Unlike the Knight, it is pretty tedious on its own. It can’t move past its pieces either as the Knight is the only role that can do so.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

The King

The King may sound like the most powerful role, however, it isn’t. It’s quite the opposite since the game revolves around its protection and can only move one square in any direction. The King can’t move himself to get “Checked”; it must be done by the opposing team and the King must avoid such a state.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

  1. The Formidable Dice

There are three rolls in Chexi that you should keep in mind as you play the game, and the probabilities and combinations are discussed in the Blog “The Math and Probability Behind Chexi”. We will discuss, however, a brief overview of what you should expect as you play the game.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

Triple Play

A player can roll the dice with one-piece matching all faces, this will allow the player to move any piece of their choosing and roll again. It can be of a repeated motion as long as they roll another triple and do the same tactic once more.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

Double Play

A player can roll the dice with two pieces that match faces, if the player moves the corresponding piece that was matched, they are entitled to roll again. This can also be repeated in such a notion if they are allowed to do so.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

No Match

There are cases wherein a player may roll the dice with no match at all, this means that they can either move any of the facing pieces (if it isn’t covered by another unless it’s the Knight) or their turn is forfeited. They aren’t allowed to roll again either.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

  1. Know the Strategy

The Probabilities Are Your Advantage

With a game that involves the roll of the dice to dictate your next move, knowing the probabilities or variations that you may roll will work to your advantage. This does not connote the idea that if you have memorized all possible combinations, it will guarantee that you win the game. We want you to take into consideration that probabilities will occur and it would be best to have a general idea of what it is.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

Know The Goal

The goal isn’t to capture all the pieces on the board, some players believe that it can be to their advantage, however, it’s not always the case. You can capture all the pawns of the opposing team and still be at a “Check” state. The combination of moves done and how to do it will rely on your ability to maximize the pieces and their role.

Be Mindful

Every move done in a game of Chess or Chexi will result in an opposing reaction by your opponent. As you forecast your play and plan what to do next, always consider or think ahead of what you had already planned out. This will help you get a clearer and wider scope of what’s about to happen and you aren’t caught off guard.

How To Play Chexi In 4 Easy Steps

These steps can be used in your arsenal as you peeve your way to victory. Keep in mind that practice will always make you a better player. Think about each roll and utilize the pieces you have on the board. Do not take for granted pieces that deem like they aren’t as powerful as the others. Every piece on the board matters and with the right strategy and combination will lead towards your victory.

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