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Swap Chess icon Swap Chess - (c) AI Factory 2004
This is a variation on Chess with a key extra rule which allows the user to capture their own pieces and swap the pieces in doing so. This has a profound impact on the game and makes the game much more dynamic. The resulting play style has something of the character of Shogi (Japanese Chess), which is a very lively tactical game. The queen and other pieces become more powerful as they can be used to "teleport" pieces across the board. For example a queen on the seventh rank can swap with a pawn on the second rank, threatening a pawn promotion! Also damage to the pawns around the king can be repaired! This is a strong and surprising game.
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