Origins nomination for Best
Abstract Board Game of 2001

Proteus made the 2002
Games 100 list as
Runner-Up - Best Abstract
Strategy Game of the Year!

Designed by Francis K. Lalumiere * Edited by Steve Jackson

16 dice and rules. * Suggested Retail Price $9.95
Stock number 1334 * ISBN 1-55634-513-5
Out Of PrintClick here for dealer info

From the folks who brought you Knightmare Chess comes Proteus – a dice game that plays a little like chess and a lot like nothing you've ever seen before! Played on a standard chess board, each side gets 8 dice, with a different piece on each face. You start with 8 pawns, but each turn you get to change one of your dice to a more powerful piece. But as your pieces get more powerful, they become worth more points to your opponent! The game is easy to learn, but mastering the intricate strategies will prove much harder . . .


  • Download the rules.
  • Discuss Proteus in the Steve Jackson Games Forums.
  • Here's a printable chessboard – foldable, disposable, replaceable.
  • Here's another board created by Chris Heinzmann for the game.

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