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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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1 'Desktop Publishing item' entry listed 4 'Reference item' entries listed
2 'Play by mail item' entries listed 1 'Miscellaneous item' entry listed
5 'Orthodox chess' entries listed 2 'Three dimensional' entries listed
5 'Large board' entries listed 1 'Small board' entry listed
1 'Three or more players' entry listed 3 'Oriental' entries listed
1 'Uses dice' entry listed 2 'Unorthodox shaped board' entries listed
1 'Circular shaped board' entry listed 1 'Hidden information' entry listed
1 'Chess combined with some other game or sport' entry listed 1 'Solitaire game, puzzle or chess problem' entry listed
2 'Xiangqi, or Xiangqi-based' entries listed 2 'Shogi, or Shogi-based' entries listed

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