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Modern Abstract Spotlight: Chameleon by Logy Games

If you’re a fan of light chess variants and unique components, you’ll love Chameleon by Logy Games. Mitsuo Yamamoto is the designer behind the game and the company which produces these hand-made ceramic sets. At its core, Chameleon is a small chess game reduced to the movements of kings, knights and bishops. Every piece has a “nature” and can always move one space any direction like a king. The “nature” is essentially the middle color of each piece (black or white). This determines if a piece can move like a knight or bishop depending on what square it’s on.

The variable moves can be summed up with the following:

If the piece’s nature matches the square color, it moves like a bishop.
If the piece’s nature doesn’t match the square, it moves like a knight.

The goal is to either capture all your opponents pieces or move one of your pieces to the other side of the board without being captured on the next move.
Chameleon Game Setup

I would highly recommend it to any fans of simple abstract strategy games. If you want to give it a try, it’s pretty easy to make your own version.

Here is also a print and play image that was made available on the Kickstarter campaign page.
Chameleon Print and Play