Discover and Play Various Games Similar to Chess

Chess has its origins in the Arabian game of Shatranj, which goes back to the Indian game of Chaturanga.

It is also related to Xiangqi in China, to Janggi in Korea, and to Shogi in Japan.

Many games are inspired by or based on Chess and its relatives, all sharing common roots while differing in various ways.

Symmetric Chess is our featured variant for March, 2024.

Thanks to computers and the internet, we may now play several of these games without physical boards or pieces.

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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.