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Icehouse - The Martian Chess Set

Icehouse - The Martian Chess Set
Category: Board Games
Publish Date: 1999
Restockable: No
Type: Boxed Game

Icehouse - The Martian Chess Set

Description

Martian Chess is a 2- or 4-player game that uses Icehouse pieces, requiring one stash per player, and a chessboard.

Much like its namesake, Martian Chess is a game of capturing pieces. Like Chess, Martian Chess is turn based, and played on a chessboard. In both games, players move and capture individual pieces, and each type of piece has distinct moving rules.

However, Martian Chess differs from Chess in critical ways. Piece ownership is determined not by color but by location. Instead of capturing a specific piece, winning is determined by points, making it possible to force the end of the game and still win with no pieces left in that player's control. Lastly, Martian Chess supports 4 players as well as two, and plays just as well that way.