What is Solo Chess? How do I Play?
Solo Chess is a single player game that uses chess pieces, but does not follow the rules of chess like tactics puzzles do! It’s a different kind of game you can play with yourself using only knowledge of how the chess pieces move!
In Solo Chess, all the pieces are the same color, and any piece can capture the other.
The object of Solo Chess is to move the pieces so that they all capture each other until only one piece remains.
These are the rules of Solo Chess:
- Every move must capture a piece
- No piece may capture more than 2 times per puzzle (pieces that have captured twice will turn black)
- If there is a King on the board, it must be the final piece
Here is an example puzzle:
In this puzzle, the solution is to move knight A to capture knight B on the side. Next, capture knight A with the bishop, then capture the bishop with the king! If you moved knight B first, then the bishop will be stranded and you wouldn’t be able to end with a lone king!
As the difficulty increases, more and more pieces are added to the puzzles, and you must navigate the maze of captures and find the path that leads to a lone remaining piece!