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Move

Shako

Tamerlane 2000 & Wild Tamerlane

Metamachy

Zanzibar

Maasai Chess

Teramachy

Gigachess

Terachess

King

1 step in all directions.
May castle with the Rook.
Cannot be put in check.

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

X

Queen

All direction slider.
(Rook + Bishop)

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

X

Pawn

1 (or 2 in some conditions) steps straight forward (no capture); captures 1 step diagonally forward.

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

X

Rook

slides orthogonally.

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

X

Bishop

slides diagonally.

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

X

Knight

(1,2) leaper

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

X

Cannon

moves as Rook, needs interposing piece to capture

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

X

Elephant

1 or 2 steps diagonally.
May leap.

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

X

Camel

(1,3) leaper

 

X

X

 X

X

X

X

X

Eagle

1 step diagonally then slide on columns or lines

 

X

X

 X

X

X

X

X

Ship

1 step diagonally then slide on columns

 

X*

 

 


 

X*

X*

Prince

1 step in all directions.
Move (no capture) 2 steps forward on some conditions 

 

X*

X

 X

X

X

X

X

Lion

Machine + Elephant + Knight

 

 

X

 X

X

X

X

X

Machine

1 or 2 steps orthogonally. May leap.

 

 

 

 X

X

X

X

X

Giraffe

(2,3) leaper

 

 

 

 X

X

X

 X

 X

Crocodile

moves as Bishop, needs an interposing piece to capture

 

 

 

 X

X

X

X

X

Rhinoceros

1 step vertically or horizontally, then slide diagonally away

 

 

 

 X

X

X

 X

X

Buffalo

Knight + Camel + Giraffe

 

 

 

 X

X

X

X

X

Marshal

Rook + Knight

 

 

 

 


X

X

X

Cardinal

Bishop + Knight

 

 

 

 


X

X

X

Amazon

Queen + Knight

 

 

 

 


X

X

X

Corporal
 

moves or captures 1 step diagonally forward. Moves (no capture) 1 (or 2 in some conditions) step straight forward (no capture)

 

 

 

 


 

X*

X*

Sergeant
moves and captures 1 square forward straight or diagonal







Centaur

moves as a Knight or a non-royal King

 

 

 

 


 X

 X

X

Admiral

moves as a Rook or a non-royal King

 

 

 

 


 X

 X

X

Missionary

moves as a Bishop or a non-royal King

 

 

 

 


 X

 X

X

Squirrel

jumps 2 step all around

 

 

 

 


 

X

X

Duchess

moves as a limited Queen, one, two or three squares in any straight directions, jumping

 

 

 

 X*

X

 

 

X

Sorceress

moves as Queen, needs an interposing piece to capture

 

 

 

 X*

X

 

 

X












 
*: depends on the variant


08/01/2012
(modified 06/07/2021)