|Kouga Vs Amon in Barchess|
Description & Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Barchess is a game similar to regular chess but played with Makai magical skills. The pieces represent a type of warrior in the form of a colored block decorated with a black ink illustration of a warrior. When the pieces encounter each other, the player puts the uncolored sides together and put the pieces on their sides. The players then charge energy to the pieces, and the ink-illustrated pieces come to "life" and fight. The pieces respond to players' reactions and if the piece is slain, the defeated pieces fly off the board and disintegrate. An old Makai tradition has a Makai Knight give a Barchess piece to a good friend going on a dangerous journey for luck. Like other board games, the players are able to halt the progress of the game should they decided to stop playing or have others continue in their place, as when Kouga Saejima who continue the match against Amon in his late father's place. Aside from the facts above, many other facts about Barchess itself yet to be revealed. It's not even clarified whether utilized pieces are the same or divided into different types similar to regular chess each with their own strengths and weaknesses that can be exploited by skillful players, though at least one of the used pieces represents Knight.