Rules and FAQs
Answers to FAQs
- Pawns can move and take across edges.
- Pawns can't take backward, only forward.
- Pawns can't jump over other pieces when moving by two squares.
- A pawn on its starting side may but doesn't have to move two squares. It can still move one square.
- forward means from the middle of your side towards the middle of your opponent's side.
- ...therefore, the middle pawn can initially move in all four directions, but can never return to its starting square once it has been moved.
- The first move here is sideways (so allowed), the other move is considered backwards (so not allowed):
- A pawn can move two spaces multiple times provided it is still on its starting side.
- A player may not skip a move.
- Unlike in chess, there is no en passant rule.
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Checkmate expansion rules
All of the above rules and clarifications apply to the Checkmate Expansion. The only exception is that a pawn becomes a queen when it gets to the opponent's side and the game continues.