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Wizard's Chess


Hermione: "That's totally barbaric."
Ron: "That's Wizard's Chess."


Getting started

For details on the rules and instructions on how to play chess, please see the Wikipedia page.

Select one of the four House boards to start a game.

The Gryffindor Board

The Hufflepuff Board

The Ravenclaw Board

The Slytherin Board


The templates and how to use them

(Long-winded instructions ahead. You have been warned.)

The board template

A B C D E F G H

8


7


6


5


4


3


2


1


This is the chess board as you should see it when you first enter whichever of the four sub-pages you choose to play your game on (without the pieces, anyway). To play, you will have to click the Edit button and make changes. When you click Edit you will see the board template as this:


{| width="100%" class="wikitable" style="color:black;width:100%;text-align:center" border="2" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="4"
!width="4%"|
!width="12%"|<font color="Black" size="3">A</font>
!width="12%"|<font color="Black" size="3">B</font>
!width="12%"|<font color="Black" size="3">C</font>
!width="12%"|<font color="Black" size="3">D</font>
!width="12%"|<font color="Black" size="3">E</font>
!width="12%"|<font color="Black" size="3">F</font>
!width="12%"|<font color="Black" size="3">G</font>
!width="12%"|<font color="Black" size="3">H</font>
|-
|<br /><font color="Black" size="3">'''8'''</font><br /><br />
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- A8 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- B8 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- C8 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- D8 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- E8 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- F8 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- G8 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- H8 -->
|-
|<br /><font color="Black" size="3">'''7'''</font><br /><br />
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- A7 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- B7 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- C7 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- D7 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- E7 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- F7 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- G7 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- H7 -->
|-
|<br /><font color="Black" size="3">'''6'''</font><br /><br />
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- A6 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- B6 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- C6 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- D6 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- E6 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- F6 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- G6 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- H6 -->
|-
|<br /><font color="Black" size="3">'''5'''</font><br /><br />
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- A5 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- B5 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- C5 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- D5 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- E5 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- F5 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- G5 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- H5 -->
|-
|<br /><font color="Black" size="3">'''4'''</font><br /><br />
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- A4 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- B4 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- C4 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- D4 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- E4 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- F4 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- G4 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- H4 -->
|-
|<br /><font color="Black" size="3">'''3'''</font><br /><br />
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- A3 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- B3 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- C3 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- D3 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- E3 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- F3 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- G3 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- H3 -->
|-
|<br /><font color="Black" size="3">'''2'''</font><br /><br />
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- A2 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- B2 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- C2 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- D2 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- E2 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- F2 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- G2 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- H2 -->
|-
|<br /><font color="Black" size="3">'''1'''</font><br /><br />
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- A1 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- B1 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- C1 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- D1 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- E1 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- F1 -->
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- G1 -->
| style="background: #2F4F4F;" | <!-- H1 -->
|}


Don't be intimidated. The board is labeled using algebraic chess notation, with each column labeled A through H from left to right, and each row labeled 1 through 8 starting from the bottom. To further help, you can see that certain lines in the board's template have already been labeled with the grid coordinates they correspond to. It is important not to alter the existing template for the board, only moving the pieces, which we'll get to next.


The chess piece templates

Please see the Chess article on Wikipedia for details on the moves of each piece.

The templates used for each piece are fairly simple: W for white or B for black (capitalized), plus the name of the piece in lowercase. Therefore, the white rook's template is {{Wrook}}, and the black pawn is {{Bpawn}}. When moving a piece, ONLY move the text for the piece's template, not the board's. For example, if the white player had a Rook on C3, and they wanted to move it to C6, they would do the following:

The line of text in the board's template where the Rook currently is appears as this.
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- C3 --> {{Wrook}}
Remove the {{Wrook}} only.
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- C3 -->
The line of text in the board's template where you want to place the Rook currently appears as this.
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- C6 -->
Add {{Wrook}} at the end of the existing line.
| style="background: #F8F8FF;" | <!-- C6 --> {{Wrook}}


The pieces

Noting your moves

To help both players keep track of what moves have been made recently, each player should note their moves on the table below the board. For example, let's say the white player moves a Knight from F3 to E5:

==White Player==
===Moves===
# Knight from F3 to E5
===Pieces Captured===
*

The black player then moves their Bishop from G7 to E5 and takes the Knight.

==Black Player==
===Moves===
# Bishop from G7 to E5. Captures Knight.
===Pieces Captured===
* {{Wknight}}

Don't forget to call out Check and Checkmate!


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