to play Chess the pieces need to be moved about and take other pieces from your opponent and and they go on a board call a chess board
All of the chess pieces names come from India, the country in which chess was originated from.
All pieces can attack in chess, but their range of positions and type of allowed movements can limit any of the pieces from attacking in the moment's situation. Example: A piece stuck at the back cannot jump forward to defend.
All of the pieces except the rooks, in old days, were people. Now, they evolved to become the chess pieces we know of today.
See the link for a beginner's guide to chess. It explains the rules, how the pieces move, and pretty much all you'll need to know to begin playing chess. http://www.chesscentral.com/chess_rule/play_chess.htm
All of them, except pawns!
All except the pawns.
your troops and soldiers and kings and queens and bishops and knights and castles
all the corners See related link below to rules and placement of all chess pieces .
Chess sets can be a simple as a chess board made of cardboard with plastic playing pieces and those are rather inexpensive. In addition, chess sets can also be as expensive as you would like, it all depends on the material you would like it made of.
No , in keeping with the rules of chess the king must move out of check .
No. Apart from being a game that uses pieces that move around on the same board, they are completely different. They have different pieces. The pieces in checkers are all the same, but there are different types of pieces in chess. They move different ways. There are more pieces in chess. The objective of the game is different. Chess is a far more complicated game. So in many ways they are very different games.
32 in all; 16 of each color