What a game! Dice chess | Chaturanga

In this fantastic chess game White was doing everything right: they forced the king up, didn’t take risk and always created treats against Black’s king. It looked absolutely winning for white.

About the game itself
DiceChess – A unique and exciting game (using a conventional Chessboard, Chess pieces and 3 dice), which first appeared in Moscow in the late 2000s, and is considered to have come from the ancient Indian game called “Chaturanga”.

DiceChess Rules
The set of pieces, original arrangement and moves strictly comply with the rules of classical Chess, including the rules for castling (The King does not pass through a square that is attacked by an enemy piece; The King is not currently in check; The King does not end up in check; the King or Rook have not previously been moved) and En passant rule. DiceChess is a two-player game, one player plays with white pieces, and the other with black pieces.

Opponents alternate between making moves, which are based on the pieces/numbers shown on 3 rolled dice. Each side of the dice means, respectively:

1 – Pawn, 2 – Knight, 3 – Bishop, 4 – Rook, 5 – Queen, 6 – King

The goal of the game is to eliminate the enemy King, unlike conventional Chess, where victory is made through checkmate of the enemy King. Another significant difference from conventional Chess is that checkmate, stalemate and check are not counted:
– The King can remain under check
– The King can move into/through check
Per turn, players must attempt to make a maximum of three moves at a time based on the pieces/numbers shown on the rolled dice, and under the following conditions:

Bughouse chess (also known as exchange chess, Siamese chess (not to be confused with makruk), tandem chess, transfer chess, double bughouse, cross chess, swap chess or simply bughouse or bug) is a popular chess variant played on two chessboards by four players in teams of two.[1] Normal chess rules apply, except that captured pieces on one board are passed on to the teammate on the other board, who then has the option of putting these pieces on their board.

The game is usually played at a fast time control; this, together with the passing and dropping of pieces, can make the game look chaotic and random to the casual onlooker; hence the name bughouse, which is slang for mental hospital. The game is traditionally played as a diversion from regular chess both over the board and online. Yearly, several dedicated bughouse tournaments are organized on a national and an international level.

О самой игре
Dicechess – уникальная и захватывающая игра (с использованием шахматной доски, фигур и 3 игральных костей), впервые появившаяся в Москве в конце 2000 годов. Считается, что она происходит от древнеиндийской игры под названием «Чатуранга».

Правила игры в DiceChess
Состав фигур, изначальная расстановка и ходы строго соответствуют правилам классических шахмат, включая правила битого поля и рокировки.
Игра для двоих, соответственно один игрок играет белыми фигурами, другой черными.


  1. haha RNG instead of normal tactics looks fun

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