Coaster Chess

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Coaster Chess
Bess Gutenstein and Laura Gutenstein
Martian Chess meets Martian Coasters
:Players Players:
:Time Length: unknown
:Complexity Complexity: Easy
Trios per color: 5
Number of colors: 1
Pyramid trios:
Monochr. stashes: 1
Five-color sets:
- - - - - - Other equipment - - - - - -
4 Martian Coasters
Setup time: 1 minute
Playing time:
Strategy depth: Medium
Random chance: None
Game mechanics:
Theme: Martian
BGG Link: N/A
Status: complete? (v1.0), Year released: 2987


Set Up

Board Construction

  • Take out a set of Martian Coasters
    • Place the Martian Coasters in a 2 x 2 grid
    • Rotate the coasters so that the small dots are on the outside corners

Two Player Piece Placement

  • Remove 4 three-pip pieces, 2 two-pip pieces and 2 one-pip pieces from any IceHouse or TreeHouse Set
    • Place the 4 three-pip pieces in the corners.
    • Place 1 two-pip pieces on the right side 2 three-pips which are diagonal from each other.
    • Place 1 one-pip on the the left side of the three-pip pieces that have the two-pip pieces.

Divide the board so the each player has an equal number of pieces.

Four Player Piece Placement

  • Remove 4 complete nests from any IceHouse or TreeHouse Set
    • Place the 4 three-pip pieces in the corners.
    • Place the 4 two-pip pieces on the right side of the three-pip pieces.
    • Place the 4 one-pip pieces on the left side of the three-pip pieces.

Each players area consists of his or her Martian Coaster

Rules

  • The maximum number of places a piece can move is equal to its pip count. Pieces do not have move their maximum amount.
  • Pieces can only move in directions indicated by the arrows on the coasters.
    • If a player breaks this rule it is up to his or her opponent(s) to point it out. The his or her opponent fails to notice the illegal move before their own move is complete, the illegal move becomes legal and can not be undone even if it is noticed later. A turn is considered complete when a player moves his or her piece and takes his or her hand off it
    • If an illegal move is found, the offending piece is moved back and the offending player retakes his or her turn.
    • Players making more than 3 illegal moves in a row can be penalized with losing his or her turn. (Do not use this rule with new players unless they are obviously trying to cheat.)

Rules on capturing, scoring and winning are the same as Martian Chess.