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Just last week a new chess game launched on the Steam client — 5D chess. The term 3D stands for third dimension, while 4D includes “time” plus the three spatial dimensions. 5D chess boldly claims to go even beyond that as it mixes chess, as we know it, with a multiverse time-travel function. And this is where my mind starts to go a bit crazy
5D chess tries to avoid most of those paradoxes by shaping multiverses which branch into different timelines, rather than looping back and forth.
Instead of playing on one board, we can push our pieces from the present to the past and vice-versa, thus making several moves on all those different timeline-boards we have created.
What might sound complicated at first...actually stays complicated.
This means you can:
Move pieces back in time and create new timelines
Move pieces around in those newly created timelines and create mate threats
Protect your king(s) from those checkmate attacks
And while you can try out all those time travel tricks against another opponent, you can also play against the engine