Favor Chess Rules Highlights
- - The king is not prevented from moving into check. This also means that you cannot cause a stalemate by making one player have no valid moves with their king.
- - Checkmate occurs when the king is captured, rather than when the king has no escape.
- - Domain Victory is achieved after a player's king moves to the opponent's back row and is not captured during the opponent's next turn.
- - En Passant capture with pawns does not exist.
- - The king can perform a Castle move with any champion on your back row between 3 and 4 spaces away as long as neither piece has moved yet in the game.
- - White cannot make a move that captures a piece on turn 1.
- - If a player has no legal moves they will lose the game.
- - If a player's game time clock reaches 0 they will lose the game. (During their turn, the opponent's game time clocks is not 100% accurate due to server delay)
- - After 50 turns without a piece being captured, a token removed, or a minion promoting the game will be declared a draw.
- - After the same position is repeated on the board 3 times, the game will be declared a draw.
- - Using a token during a player's turn counts as their move unless the token is a 'Quick Play' token.
Favor Chess Army Creation Rules
- - A 'Standard' army may contain pieces and tokens that total up to 100 favor.
- - An 'Extended' army may contain pieces and tokens that total up to 200 favor.
- - Only Standard armies are allowed on the ranked and practice queue ladders, but extended armies may be used in private matches or Ai Skirmish.
- - Each army must contain exactly 1 king unit.
- - King units may only be deployed in the back row.
- - Minions may only be deployed in the front row or reserve.
- - Champions may only be deployed in the back row or reserve.
- - An army may only include 2 copies of each champion.
- - An army may include any number of each minion.
- - An army may include up to 6 tokens.
- - An army may include up to 2 of each token.
- - An army may only include one of a piece or token marked as 'unique'.
You can read the favor chess overview here: Favor Chess Press Kit!