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Introduction

Eurasian Chess

Chess has its origins in the Muslim game of Shatranj, which derives from the Indian game of Chaturanga. It is also related to Xiangqi in China, to Janggi in Korea, and to Shogi in Japan. Besides these and various other historical and regional relatives, many other games have been inspired by or based on Chess and its relatives. All of these games are similar to Chess yet also different from it in various ways. Thanks to computers and the internet, it is now possible to play several of these Chess variants without physical boards and pieces. This website – The Chess Variant Pages – is here for cataloging, discussing, and playing the many games that are based on, related to, or similar enough to Chess.

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  • NEW! This item is a game information page,
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It is a 2 player game.
It was last modified on: 2018-05-04
 By James  Zuercher. GoshawkChess. Variant of Capablanca Chess with two Goshawks per side replacing the Archbishop and Chancellor. By James Zuercher.
  • NEW! This item is a game information page,
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It is a 2 player game.
It was last modified on: 2018-05-04
 By James  Zuercher. LeaperChess. Variant of Capablanca Chess with two extra Knights per side replacing the Archbishop and Chancellor. By James Zuercher.
  • NEW! This item is a game information page,
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It is a 2 player game.
It was last modified on: 2018-05-04
 By James  Zuercher. SliderChess. Variant of Capablanca Chess with two extra Bishops per side replacing the Archbishop and Chancellor. By James Zuercher.
  • NEW! This item is a game information page,
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It is a 2 player game.
It was last modified on: 2018-05-04
 By James  Zuercher. PantherChess. Variant of Capablanca Chess with two Panthers per side replacing the Archbishop and Chancellor. By James Zuercher.

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10 'Game' entries listed 1 'Play by mail item' entry listed
1 'Three dimensional' entry listed 3 'Large board' entries listed
1 'Three or more players' entry listed 2 'Unorthodox shaped board' entries listed
1 'Board with hexagonal shaped cells' entry listed 3 'In a category all its own' entries listed
2 'Sold commercially' entries listed 1 'Xiangqi, or Xiangqi-based' entry listed
1 'Shogi, or Shogi-based' entry listed

Total items listed: 11

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