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Accelerated variant deck of multi-functional Chess Cards. Add into real games or take as an all-in-one travel Chess set + 'board'!
Accelerated variant deck of multi-functional Chess Cards. Add into real games or take as an all-in-one travel Chess set + 'board'!
Accelerated variant deck of multi-functional Chess Cards. Add into real games or take as an all-in-one travel Chess set + 'board'!
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www.kamikazechess.com
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64 Double-Sided Game Cards + Rules
64 Double-Sided Game Cards + Rules

The portable, multi-functional set of dedicated Chess cards + card 'board' to take anywhere. 

Small enough to fit in your pocket, but packs endless variations!
Small enough to fit in your pocket, but packs endless variations!

Reasons to Consider Kamikaze Chess?

  • Anyone who loves to play traditional Chess on-the-go. 
  • Spicing up 'regular' tabletop Chess games with numerous variants. 
  • It's the most portable Chess set + 'board' in one small 2x2" deck.
  • Campers (Boy Scouts) who need a tent & backpack game.
  • Travelers with a spare pocket.
  • Checkers fans.
  • Affordable stocking stuffer gifts.

Kamikaze Chess is a small, portable set of 64 cards that can be used to play traditional chess, checkers or custom variants of chess. 32 of the tiles become the black squares of the chessboard, with the gaps between tiles acting as the white squares. The other 32 tiles have chess pieces printed on one side and checkers printed on the other.

Every piece in every match can become more powerful or get destroyed!

Combine Kamikaze card variants with your pre-existing Chess sets:

This is probably the most fun way to play. Just lay only the Kamikaze Cards out on the dark spot on a board. Set your pieces up in a traditional way and begin to play. Imagine trading your pawn for their queen. Or brining their king out to the middle of the board with no defense around!

Just keep your king off of the 'DEATH' card or else... 

Designs not final.
Designs not final.

Play on-the-go!

Camping
Camping

HOW DOES KAMIKAZE CHESS WORK? 

Our deck of cards blends custom placement of chess pieces and random action spaces.

After setting up the checkerboard, players shuffle their tiles keeping the chess symbol face down (showing the checkers side), then take turns placing their pieces on the white squares (gaps) until the board is full. Then players flip over all of the chess pieces to reveal the layout and play chess with the usual rules from that position. It is additionally suggested that one bishop on each side is moved to an adjacent black square at this point.

When players move a piece onto any black square, they flip over the tile and perform the action listed on that other side, which may be helpful or harmful. Players leave the space with the action side up and do not reactivate the actions.

Visit FAQ section for description.
Visit FAQ section for description.
Simple, clean design of Chessmen. Not Final.
Simple, clean design of Chessmen. Not Final.
Find a flat surface wherever it's not windy.
Find a flat surface wherever it's not windy.
Every game is completely random and uniquely challenging.
Every game is completely random and uniquely challenging.

Numerous Variants 

Additionally, you can shuffle all the 'chessman' cards and players take turns laying out pieces one-by-one, setting a better defense and offense as you go. You can also keep the pawns away from or nearer to the 'promotion' row (where you exchange for another piece).

You can also split your pieces up and lay out as you wish, watching and setting up your best defense. Then begin playing as normal.

Or keep it completely random and not look at any pieces. This is the most chaotic, unpredictable way to play and is usually fast.

Every game is completely different!

Face down and flip. Or face up. Random. Planned... 

Our 2" squared card size replicates 16" board play. 

The game layout in progress above shows captured pieces, as well as several used Kamikaze squares (red). They become inactive, regular squares once landed on.

Since all pieces start on white, one of each player's Bishops should shift to the closest black square before beginning, or can be left as two white Bishops for yet another variation.

Easily play 'normal' on-the-go Chess with your new compact deck – the board and pieces all fit in-pocket.

Alternate Flipside
Alternate Flipside

The flip side of the 32 Chess pieces are designed for Checkers players. Try adding the crazy Kamikaze variants to your checkers games.

Box design not final.
Box design not final.
                    

Risks and challenges

We're determined to bring this Chess game variant to life, rain or shine & hope you believe in it as much as we do.

This is not our first Kickstarter campaign or first large design/print project. Our last KS project, Createures Drawing Deck, shipped out two months early, generating great feedback and future supporters. We plan on printing 2,000 decks as a minimum run and are excited to manage this fun project to successful completion.

Kamikaze Chess is another straightforward design project we are confident will arrive on-time or early. Designs are near completion as of launch.

*** ALL DESIGNS ABOVE AND IN THE VIDEO ARE NOT FINAL AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE UPDATED UNTIL SENT TO THE PRINTSHOP *** to maximize quality.

©2018, P.E. Robinson

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