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Basic position of game FOLKY® game"

To start the game you only need to know the rules
how it moves rook, knight, bishop and under what
conditions on the board you can place on pawn.

These are basically the whole rules. The object of the
game is to place all eight pawns on the board earlier
than your opponent. There is no exchange of pieces
and pawn movements.  It is not necessary to know
a comprehensive theory of beginnings, endings etc.
Beginners and grandmasters can play the game successfully.
It is a great tool for developing the mind and imagination children
and adults too. And you can use a standard chess set to play.

FOLKY® game is the only variant of chess, which you will play with real ease.

Game FOLKY® you can play against engine or player online too:

Game rules for FOLKY® game

Basic position:
white rooks: a1, h1; dark rooks: a8, h8
white knights: b1, g1; dark knights: b8, g8
white bishops: c1, f1; dark bishops: c8, f8
Pawns are ready to place next to chess board.

Movement of chess pieces:

Pawns: don't move, no task, block square after place only
Knights (N): move in an L-shaped pattern. A knight moves one square over and two squares up, or two squares over and one square up, one square over and two squares back, etc. as long as the same shape and size of the jump is maintained. The knight is the only piece that can jump over other pieces. It jumps straight to a square without disturbing any of the pieces in between
Bishop (B): The Bishop moves diagonally, any distance along a diagonal, without jumping over any pieces. A bishop that starts on a black square will always be on a black square, so it can only get to half the squares on the board.
Rook (R): The Rook moves in a straight line in any direction, as many spaces as it likes, without jumping.

white is on a turn and can place pawn on e2 square (black can place pawn on e7 square next move)
Game Goal: The player who has placed all eight pawns on the board first wins

if a turn occurs, or the player has no chance to move with any piece

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Example of final position game FOLKY game

black have placed last pawn at e3

How to win FOLKY game?

Check style of play your opponent every move. Placed pawn,
improved position of piece, moved piece to place pawn
or blocked you piece? Find active move against the style.
Don't forget to block opponent pieces and square with opportunity
to place pawn.
Example of FOLKY game:

1.Rh7 Ra3 2.h3 a6 3.Bf4 Bf5 4.Ra2 Bd6 5.Nf3 Ne7 6.h2 c8
7.Re2 Be5 8.d2 Rd8 9.Re4 Nbc6 10.Nc3 d4 11.Bd3 Rd6
12.Bg3 g6 13.e1 Nd5 14.e2 f6 15.h4 Rb3 16.Rh5 Bf4
17.Re5 b4 18.e4 Re6 19.Ng5 e7 20.Nb5 Na5 21.Nd6 Nc4
22.Rh7 e3 0 : 1

Tips for a successful play FOLKY game:

1) move piece to prepare position for your pawn and in the
same time block opponent piece range or square for pawn
2) place pawns to block opponent move, piece range or target
3) avoid to block your pieces, before place pawn check available
places for your piece
4) if you have square where you can place pawn and opponent
Benefits of chess and FOLKY game

Did you know that chess can develop not only thinking but also social skills and personality in a different way and the game is an ideal complement to some physical sport activities? Yes, it is right and everything is in a playful form which is suitable for all ages from small children.  


Chess is also part of the school outlines in more than 30 countries, such as Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Armenia, the US or Canada. The aim, however, is not the education of chess masters, but the development of mental abilities that will be useful not only during school, but also in further life and profession. Chess uniquely develops abstract, logical and combinational thinking and leads to the practice of exploring and comparing different options.


A number of psychological studies conducted around the world have also shown that chess can increase intelligence quotient (IQ), strengthen the skills needed to solve problems effectively, learn how to make difficult decisions independently and responsibly, and increase language, math, memory, concentration, increase creativity and abstract thinking. Chess also enhances the art of concentration, patience and perseverance.
Many of the features developed during the game can be used in virtually all fields and life professions.


The advantage of chess is the possibility to start and actively play really at any age, e.g. many players over the age of 80 participate in competitions and tournaments. The classic chess game is quite demanding and the number of teachers and trainers who are able and willing to teach this game is relatively low.
However, there are also various variants of chess games, the most famous of which is Fischer Random Chess (Chess960), in which the first World Championship took place in 2019 - but even this game is challenging.

Now there is a new possibility: a variant of the chess game FOLKY®. This game has considerably easier rules that even non-chess players will learn in a few tens of minutes, but it is so complex that it brings these benefits to a much wider number of children and adults. The rules of the game are easy to learn for yourself and to start the game you just need a normal chess set and of course your opponent.
Simply try FOLKY® game, it is the only chess you will play with real ease.
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