Hexagonal Grids:

I'll be producing Chess Tour puzzles on Hexagonal chess boards with hexagonal spaces arranged in a honeycomb pattern producing a larger hexagon.

The size of the board will be determined by the number of levels of hexagons around the central hexagon space. A board with 3 layers around the central hexagon will have 37 hexagonal spaces or cells. The longest straight line of hexagons would be 7. 4 layers has 61 spaces, 5 layers has 91 spaces and 6 layers has 127 spaces.

In the post above I mentioned how chess movement & terminology that has been used for rectangular chess boards has translated into the hexagonal board

The Wazir tour on such a board will be equivalent to Hidato played on hexagonal board.

The Kirin:

A Mythical creature popular in China, Korea and Japan under different names. This fairy chess piece will leap (jump) 2 spaces orthogonally or 1 space diagonally. You may think of it as a combination leaper combining the movements of the Ferz (1,1) and Dabbaba (0,2). I introduced it because on a hexagonal board it leaps into spaces 2 levels away. Here is a demonstration of the reach of such a chess piece on the hexagonal borad.

With the introduction of chess boards that have pre-defined blocked spaces, I will also introduce another combination leaper which I'll mention next.

The Wazir leaper + Dabbaba hopper:

This fairy chess piece will have the ability to move like a Wazir which is 1 space orthogonally or hop (over an obstacle) similar to the Dabbaba 2 spaces orthogonally.