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22/07/2013 10:54 BST

'Chess 2: The Sequel' Kickstarter: News Rules, More Armies For Ouya Games Console

Chess has been around in its modern version for around well over 500 years - so it must be a pretty winning formula, right?

Apparently not.

Grandmasters and amateurs alike bemoan the game relies too much on memorised sequences of play, meaning the time is ripe for a sequel - Chess 2.

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Chess is one of the world's most popular games

Ludeme Games and game theory author David Sirlin have developed the sequel that "keeps the game fresh and interesting from the very first move".

Changes include six different armies to choose from rather than just one and a new win condition for crossing the midline with your king. If you want to play a quick game, you can download the rules here.

Sirlin hopes this will encourage a more attacking style of play.

He said: "The gameplay unifies all that is great about chess with aspects from modern game design while fixing problems in the original."

It will be available exclusively on the Kickstarter funded Ouya games console.