A simple yet gripping chess variant "The King Returns" is included in Fox Games's "Save the Queen". In this capture the flag type game players use only pawns and a King. With a simple movement mechanic players must move one pawn to an opponent's flag point, where the pawn is promoted to a King. The King must return to your own flag point to with the game.

This game can be played using chess pieces, rocks or anything you have on hand.