just the FAQs

Q: What happens if a player’s cards don’t match his remaining (reserve) pieces?

A: He forfeits. Unless his opponent has touched that deck – in which case we predict a fist fight.

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Q: What happens when one king suddenly appears directly beside the other on a player’s Hydra row?

A: Easy. Whichever player has the next move wins. What? You’ve never seen a king kill a king?

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Q: Can a pawn that reaches his opponent’s back row promote to ANY same color piece?

A: Yep.

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Q: What if one player manages to occupy EVERY octagon on his opponent’s back row?

A: Great question. We’ve never seen it happen.

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Note: Any player concerned about “stacking the deck” may cut his opponent’s deck ONCE during the game.

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“Shock Chess” might be a good name. ‘Cause it’s definitely shocking. At least the first time.

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HYDRA

chess for people who aren’t afraid to win with the hand they are dealt

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