Rules for Chess
Chess is one of the oldest games in the
world. It is a game requiring great skill and intelligence - world champions
have often pondered over moves for several days.
Joining the Game
The game will not begin until two players join.
The first player to join is designated the 'leader' and uses
the white pieces. The second player uses the black pieces.
The leader decides which type of game will be played:
- Regular - No time limit
- Blitz - 5 minutes per move
- Active - Half an hour per move
- Rapid - An hour per move
- Competition - One and a half hours
for 30 moves, and an additional hour for twenty moves.
- Custom - Time limit decided by players
Each player's screen has a clock indicating how much time
and how many moves they have left.
Movement of Pieces
During their turns, each player moves one piece at a time. When castling a player
moves two pieces. In order to move a piece on the board, the player must use
the mouse. The piece will be highlighted when the mouse clicks on it. After
the piece has been chosen, the player must then choose the destination square.
If an illegal square is chosen, an 'error' sound effect will
be triggered. The sound effect will be deactivated when the piece is chosen
again. The cursor will change form when a legal destination square has been
When a legal destination square has been chosen, the piece
will be moved automatically, and it will be the other player's turn.
When castling, a second piece is moved in addition to the
first piece (the castling maneuver is executable by moving the King, or the
When selecting a square holding one of the opponent's pieces, an animation will
be shown of the piece being taken. Following the animation, the selected piece
will move to the vacated square.
When a player's pawn reaches the other side of the board, the player can replace
the pawn with another piece (Queen, Bishop, Horse or Rook). New pieces are chosen
using the 'pop-up' window.
In games with time limits, there will be a clock displayed at all times in each
player's screen. When it is the second player's turn, the clock will stop running
for the first player and begin running for the second player.
Each player may make the following declarations during the course of the game:
The declarations "Check" and "Mate" will appear automatically
when a player takes his/her opponent's King, or when a player wins a game.
The declaration of "Mate" will also trigger sound FX and visual
The declarations of one player will appear in the 'pop-up'
window of the second player. The second player can either accept or reject declarations
of "Surrender" or "Draw".
Conclusion of the Game
When the game has concluded, the leader must choose "New Game" in order to begin
another game. The leader also has the option of starting a new game at any stage
after the declaration of "Surrender" or "Draw".
Players may stop/continue animations by pressing the Visual FX button.
Players may stop/continue voice effects by pressing
the Sound FX button.