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.
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.
Cylindrical Chess is our featured variant for March, 2023.
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.