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Art.-No.: G0013
Stockstatus: 931

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A chess variant without game board

A 2 player game by Matthias Schmitt and Heinrich Glumpler from 8 years of age

New version with English, French and Italian rules!


Schachen is a chess variant without a game board, which creates the fascination of a chess game in a compact way. Without long openings, the players enter directly into confrontation. The original rules of Chess are simplified/expanded by a few additional rules.

At the start of the game, each player has a king and four pawns. Cards for the remaining chess pieces form a deck from which the player draws three. The active player first moves a piece according to the original rules for chess, then (optionally) chooses one of the three cards in hand, places it next to an existing card, then draws a replacement card. Pawns must be placed beside another pawn, and all other figures must be placed behind a pawn. The aim of the game remains the same: Checkmate the opponent's king!

Schachen is for players who like and know chess, but who think the original game is too complex and takes too long.

+ Video
+ FAQ, Blog & fan rules online
+ Information on background and development

More information:

Heinrich Glumpler
Matthias Schmitt
Carsten Fuhrmann
Edition Erlkönig
Mücke Spiele
Year Published
# of Players
Mfg Suggested Ages
6 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
Harald Mücke
Mücke Spiele
Year Published
# of Players
2 − 4
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up


Attention: Not suitable for children under three years.

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