From the rules: "Chessword is an original game combining chess and words. All the chess pieces are used except the pawns, and they move and capture the opponent's pieces the same way as in chess. But instead of attempting to check the King, each player tries to gain all the letters of the chosen word before his opponent." Played on a 8 by 14 chessboard with letters in the dark squares, each side has the normal complement of chess pieces, minus the pawns, and tries to form words by landing on the right letters on the board in sequence. Kings may be captured and the game is only won by completing the word, or capturing all of the opponent's pieces.