Fortress and Unicorn - Musketeer Chess Variant Kit - 4 Set
Unicorn & Fortress CombinationProduct Code: MENFORTRESS
Musketeer Chess is a modern Chess variant invented by Dr Zied Haddad. In musketeer Chess, the basic rules of chess are followed. Musketeer Chess employs a Standard 8x8 chessboard with a Standard Staunton Chess set. But we add for both armies two of the new Chess Variants (There is choice of more than 10 pieces). Rules for Musketeer Chess can be downloaded at www.musketeerchess.com. The new chess pieces are designed to be Staunton-compatible, hence can easily be used as replacements or substitutes to customize classic Staunton pattern chess sets or create your own chess variant.
The purpose behind the development of Musketeer Chess was to make chess more fun and exciting and to avoid long, over-analyzed opening lines. Players can now rely on their own inventiveness and creativity.
The physical design of chess variants presented here are the creative work of Frank Camaratta, IM and founder of The House of Staunton.
Fortress and Unicorn Kit
The Fortress is another heavy piece with different capabilities from the already available chess variants.
The top tower of the Fortress is pegged, so that the tops of the light and dark units can be interchanged (to handle with care).
The Unicorn is an enhanced version of the Classic Chess Knight. It moves like a Knight but has expanded jumping capabilities.
History of the Chess Pieces
Musketeer chess is a modern chess variant invented by FIDE Master Dr. Zied HADDAD. The design of the chessmen is the creative work of Frank Camaratta, Founder of The House of Staunton.
In musketeer Chess, the basic rules of chess are followed. Musketeer Chess employs a Standard 8x8 chessboard and House of Staunton Marshall Series or Collector Series chessmen. In Musketeer Chess, both armies benefit from the addition of two of the new Variant chessmen.
The new pieces such as the Chancellor and the Archbishop can also be used for other chess variants such as Gothic Chess, Seirawan Chess and C-Chess.
The new chess variants are designed to be Staunton-compatible, hence can easily be used as replacements or substitutes for the enthusiast who wants to customize their classic Staunton chess set.
Or, perhaps, you have invented your own chess variant and are looking for distinctive alternate designs that are compatible with a set of Classic Staunton chessmen.
There are currently 6 new Musketeer Chess pieces available exclusively through The House of Staunton (Elephant, Hawk, Leopard, Cannon, Archbishop and Chancellor). In the months ahead, five new chess variants will be available to complete the collection (Dragon, Unicorn, Fortress and Spider and A super PAWN).
The complete rules of Musketeer Chess can be downloaded from
- The Unicorn is awesome, I like playing with Fortress instead of Rook Review by Robert
I use them to play a chess game i invented myself .
I also like playing chess replacing the Knights with unicorns and Rooks with Fortresses. Simple alternate design without changing rules of the normal pieces. (Posted on 12/20/2019)
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|ISBN||Does not apply|
|Chess Board Included?||The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately|
|Manufacturer||The House of Staunton|
|King Height||Designed for Chess Pieces with King Height between 3.75'' - 4.0''|
|Recommended Chess Board Size||2.25" inch / 5.7 cm|
|Basepad Material||Billiard Cloth|
|Total Number of Pieces||4 Chess Pieces (2 Natural / 2 Black)|