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Learn it in 30 seconds, enjoy it anywhere! This highly strategic, chess-inspired game challenges you to compete on all 3 dimensions
Learn it in 30 seconds, enjoy it anywhere! This highly strategic, chess-inspired game challenges you to compete on all 3 dimensions.
Learn it in 30 seconds, enjoy it anywhere! This highly strategic, chess-inspired game challenges you to compete on all 3 dimensions.
204 backers pledged £5,476 to help bring this project to life.

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You can also read answers to FAQs about the rules on our website 3dpawnhub.com.

Highly Strategic

After thorough play-testing, by players with a diverse range of skill levels, we've discovered that as well as being immediately enjoyable, it can be played to an extremely high level, especially by those already experienced in chess.

Unique

In a 3D world, it escapes the 2 dimensional conformity of regular board games, by challenging you to compete on all sides of the cube, exercising your spacial reasoning, multilateral logic and creativity. 3D pawn is also handcrafted from natural hard-wood and powerful, rare-earth magnets, enhancing your game-play experience.

Extremely Portable

With a design so compact you can fit in in your hand, and every piece held onto the cube by magnets strong enough to lift a staple-gun, you can take 3D Pawn beyond your tabletop, car and bedroom to some of your most exotic adventures.

 

 

It's a relatively small game, so the it can be posted worldwide at a very affordable cost. Extra packaging (which is required for products with magnets) is included in the postage cost.

Check out our website 3DPawnhub.com and like our facebook page to see all updates and competitions where you can win the game.

Prototype 8
Prototype 8

 

The position on the cube can also be shown in 2D using this pattern:

The white starts in the light circle in the middle (white side of cube). The black starts in the black ring on the outside (black side of cube). Both players try to cross the checked sides to get to the opponents side.
The white starts in the light circle in the middle (white side of cube). The black starts in the black ring on the outside (black side of cube). Both players try to cross the checked sides to get to the opponents side.

3D Pawn can therefore be played on a flat board with regular pieces, although it requires some spacial imagination. Playing 3D Pawn in 2D is an interesting challenge for advanced players and great exercise for your brain:

In the middle of a 2D game: The white has one more pawn and will probably win.
In the middle of a 2D game: The white has one more pawn and will probably win.

Every backer, including Pawnstar (£1), will get a free print and play 2D version of the game.

We have developed simple notation for moves in 3D Pawn, so you can play with your friends using just text messages or write your games down and analyse them later.

Every square has its unique coordinates
Every square has its unique coordinates

You can find the details of how to easily denote moves on our website 3dpawnhub.com.

The letter indicates the column, the number indicates distance from white side
The letter indicates the column, the number indicates distance from white side

We're kicking it forward.

Missed the Kickstarter? Buy 3D Pawn here.

Risks and challenges

We'll be shipping the game worldwide, so it's possible a couple of games get lost in the mail. We'll let you all know the expected arrival time, when we post the games, so if your copy doesn't arrive, you can just let us know, and we'll replace it.
The design and printing method on the main production round of the cube may differ from the techniques used to produce the prototypes.

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