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The portable, multi-functional set of dedicated Chess cards + 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!
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Kamikaze Chess is a small, portable set of 64 cards that can be used to play traditional chess, checkers or a custom variant 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 becomes unique!

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

Just set on the board's dark squares and watch out...
Just set on the board's dark squares and watch out...

Play on-the-go!

Camping
Camping

HOW DOES KAMIKAZE CHESS WORK? 

The namesake custom variant Kamikaze Chess introduces two changes, custom placement of pieces and 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.

Visit FAQ section for description.
Visit FAQ section for description.

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.

Simple, clean design of Chessmen.
Simple, clean design of Chessmen.
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.

Our 2" squared card size replicates true, 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.

Risks and challenges

We're determined to bring this Chess game to life, rain or shine! We hope you believe in it as much as we do. We have trimmed all possible 'fat' and will remain as transparent as we can here on KS with you, our backer community.

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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