Rules :: Learning how the Queen moves
Here is a set of diagrams showing the different movements of the Queen, every possible move is indicated with an arrow.
When the Queen is in the center of the board, it can move to 27 different squares.
When the Queen is in on the side it can only move to 21 different squares.
The Queen, like all other pieces in chess (except the Knight), cannot jump over its own pieces, or opponent's pieces, so it is restricted in its movements, as we can see from the diagram on the left.
As we can see from these diagrams the Queen can move until she meets an obstacle (end of board or other piece), in straight lines, and in diagonals.