Musketeer Chess Dragon and Spider Kit Bundled with HOS Luxury Plastic Chess Pieces
Spider & Dragon CombinationProduct Code: MENSPIDER-BN
Musketeer Chess is a modern Chess variant invented by Dr Zied Haddad. In musketeer Chess, the basic rules of chess are followed. Musketeer Chess employs a Standard 8x8 chessboard with a Standard Staunton Chess set. But we add for both armies two of the new Chess Variants (There is choice of more than 10 pieces). Rules for Musketeer Chess can be downloaded at www.musketeerchess.com. The new chess pieces are designed to be Staunton-compatible, hence can easily be used as replacements or substitutes to customize classic Staunton pattern chess sets or create your own chess variant.
The purpose behind the development of Musketeer Chess was to make chess more fun and exciting and to avoid long, over-analyzed opening lines. Players can now rely on their own inventiveness and creativity.
The physical design of chess variants presented here are the creative work of Frank Camaratta, IM and founder of The House of Staunton.
Dragon and Spider Kit
The Dragon combines powers of a Queen and a Knight. It exists in many chess variants and is known by other names such as Amazon, Commander. It is among the most powerful pieces of the known chess variants. The Dragon top is pegged and can be removed (to handle with care).
A map of the moves that are possible with the next variant reminds one of the web made by a Spider, hence its name - Spider.
The top of the Spider is pegged, offering the possibility of creating two different variants with different moves (to handle with care).
History of the Chess Pieces
Musketeer chess is a modern chess variant invented by FIDE Master Dr. Zied HADDAD. The design of the chessmen is the creative work of Frank Camaratta, Founder of The House of Staunton.
In musketeer Chess, the basic rules of chess are followed. Musketeer Chess employs a Standard 8x8 chessboard and House of Staunton Marshall Series or Collector Series chessmen. In Musketeer Chess, both armies benefit from the addition of two of the new Variant chessmen.
The new pieces such as the Chancellor and the Archbishop can also be used for other chess variants such as Gothic Chess, Seirawan Chess and C-Chess.
The new chess variants are designed to be Staunton-compatible, hence can easily be used as replacements or substitutes for the enthusiast who wants to customize their classic Staunton chess set.
Or, perhaps, you have invented your own chess variant and are looking for distinctive alternate designs that are compatible with a set of Classic Staunton chessmen.
There are currently 6 new Musketeer Chess pieces available exclusively through The House of Staunton (Elephant, Hawk, Leopard, Cannon, Archbishop and Chancellor). In the months ahead, five new chess variants will be available to complete the collection (Dragon, Unicorn, Fortress and Spider and A super PAWN).
The complete rules of Musketeer Chess can be downloaded from