At the start of the game, a Chess board is filled with randomized Chess pieces (Rooks, Bishops, Knights, and Queens). The pieces follow the movement rules from Chess. The goal of the game is to get the King to the Throne with the least number of moves and in the fastest time possible. The King can only move along the highlighted path. Clear the way for the King by moving the other pieces out of the way.
- The King may only move along the highlighted path.
- The King can move forward multiple spaces at once, as long as the path is clear.
- There is a time limit to how much time you have to get the King to the end of the path. If you get the King to the end of the path with time left you will get bonus points.
- You start with a “Move Bonus” which will have points deducted each time a chess piece other than the King is moved. At the end of the game, you will be awarded these points times the percentage of the King’s path that is completed.
- When a piece is blocking the King, you may only move that piece using the same movement rules in standard chess. There also may be times where you might have to move another piece (or several) first to allow the piece blocking the King to move.
- If you manage to move other chess pieces in such a way as to have multiple spaces along the path clear for the King, he will be allowed to move multiple times in a row and will receive a streak bonus. The streak bonus will get larger for each additional King move in a row. Note: not all tournament versions will have the same number of open spaces, which will limit the maximum streak length.
Chess Moves by Piece
- Rook – Up, Down, Left, Right. You can move one or two squares, if not blocked by another piece.
- Bishop – Any direction Diagonally one or two squares, if not blocked.
- Queen – Up, Down, Left, Right, or Diagonally one or two squares, if not blocked.
- Knight – Moves in a “L” shape. May move 1 or 2 squares in one direction, then move 1 or 2 squares in another direction. The total number of squares moved in both directions must add up to 3 squares total. Knights are unique in how they move since they may “hop” over other pieces while moving.
- King – May move any direction straight or diagonal, but only along the King’s path.
Visual Aids for Moving Pieces
- Pieces on the board will highlight and be a little brighter than the rest of the pieces if they can be moved.
- When moving a piece that can be moved, the chessboard squares that are valid moves for that piece will highlight.
- When tapping a piece that cannot be moved, the chessboard squares that are blocking the piece will flash red.
- Undo button – You can use this button to reverse your previous move.
- Settings button – Opens the settings pop-up. You can adjust game settings or choose to end the game early from the settings menu.
- Moving Pieces – Two ways to move pieces. One, is to tap on a piece to select it, then tap on a valid open square to place it. Second, is to tap and drag on a piece and move it onto a valid open square and release it.
NOTE: Turning on “Single Tap Controls” in the settings menu will change the controls so that touching a piece will automatically move it if it has only one possible move.
- Path Move = 100 Points
- Streak Bonus = 50 Points * Streak Length
- Double move = 100 + 50 points
- Triple move = 100 + 100 points
- Quadruple move = 100 + 150 points
Streak Move Bonus: Receive a Streak Move Bonus for completing a multiple King moves in a row!
Move Bonus: You start the game with a Move Bonus of 5000 points. For each non-King move that is made, 50 points will be deducted. At the end of the game, you will earn this amount multiplied by the percentage of the King’s path that was completed.
Time Remaining Bonus: If you successfully bring the King to the Throne, you’ll receive a bonus for every second left on the clock.
Undo Button After King Move:
- Hitting Undo after a King Move will deduct any points earned on the previous move.
- Undoing a move with any other game piece will add points back to the Move Bonus.