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Favorite Games of their Inventors

Some of the Chess variants on the Chess Variant Pages have been invented by members of this site. Here is a list of the game the inventors themselves have picked as their favorite games among those they have invented. These may be understood to be the games they are most proud of, the ones they consider better than their other games. Since any member can favorite any game, these games have been listed in order of how many total people have favorited them, which may give some indication of quality. For ties, alphabetical order has been used. For your reference, the games you have favorited yourself are marked with a full red heart, and the games you have not favorited yourself are marked with an empty heart.

8 - Sovereign Chess by Mark Bates.
Ten neutral armies can be activated on this 16 x 16 board
 
7 - Eurasian Chess by Fergus Duniho.
Synthesis of European and Asian forms of Chess
7 - Gross Chess by Fergus Duniho.
A big variant with a small learning curve
 
6 - Caïssa Britannia by Fergus Duniho.
British themed variant with Lions, Unicorns, Dragons, Anglican Bishops, and a royal Queen.
6 - Falcon Chess by George Duke.
Patented game on an 8x10 board with a new piece: The Falcon
 
5 - Great Shatranj by Joe Joyce.
Great Shatranj
5 - Modern Shatranj by Joe Joyce.
A bridge between modern chess and the historic game of Shatranj.
 
4 - Opulent Chess by Greg Strong.
A derivative of Grand Chess with additional jumping pieces (Lion and Wizard)
4 - Wormhole Chess by Fergus Duniho.
When a piece leaves a square, it `folds' together
 
3 - Advanced Wizard Chess by Paul Newton and Andrew Newton.
Chess variant on 10 by 10 board with fantasy chess pieces
3 - Apothecary Chess 1 by Aurelian Florea.
Large board variant obtained through tinkering with known games
3 - Butterfly Chess by Kevin Pacey.
Large board chess with butterflies (not Ns), advancers (not Qs) & flying dragons added
3 - Grand Cavalier Chess by Fergus Duniho.
The decimal version of Cavalier Chess
3 - Grand Shatranj by Joe Joyce.
Grand Shatranj
3 - Kamikaze Mortal Shogi by Fergus Duniho and Roberto Lavieri.
Send your Kamikazes on suicide missions in this Shogi variant
3 - Latrunculi XXI by Jose Carrillo.
A 21st century variant on an ancient Chess-like game of the Roman empire
3 - Petteia XXI by Jose Carrillo.
A 21st century variant on an ancient Draughts-like game of the Roman empire.
3 - Storm the Ivory Tower by Fergus Duniho.
A Smess adaptation of Chinese Chess
3 - TessChess by Ben Reiniger.
4D chess featuring symmetrically-moving pieces
 
2 - Apothecary Chess 2 2 by Aurelian Florea.
Large board variant obtained through tinkering with known games
2 - Brouhaha by Greg Strong.
Like Chess, but it really brings the ruckus!
2 - Cataclysm by Greg Strong.
Large board game with short-range pieces designed to be dramatic without being overly complicated or dragging on too long
2 - Command and Maneuver: A Tale of Two Countries by Joe Joyce.
This is a diceless wargame,
2 - Frog Chess by Kevin Pacey.
Play chess with added frogs (ferz-threeleaper compound) on 10x8 board
2 - Hannibal Chess by Kevin Pacey.
Chess with added Modern Elephants (ferz-alfil compound) on 10x8 board
2 - Hyperchess4 by Joe Joyce.
Hyperchess updated: changed rules, discussion, sample game, etc
2 - Pocket Shogi Plus by wdtr2.
Shogi Like game with a pocket to store and move pieces
2 - Quinquereme Chess by Jörg Knappen.
Large variant with a new piece, the Quinquereme.
2 - Sac Chess by Kevin Pacey.
Game with 60 pieces
2 - Seenschach by Jörg Knappen.
Variant on 10 by 10 board with lake in the middle and new pieces
2 - Team-Mate Chess by H. G. Muller.
2 - Voidrider Chess by Fergus Duniho.
A 43 square variant with movable spaces
 
1 - 4 Kings Quasi-Shatranj by Kevin Pacey.
Each side has 4 Kings, all pieces are short range
1 - 4*Chess (four dimensional chess) by Kevin Pacey.
Four dimensional chess using sixteen 4x4 boards & 96 pieces.
1 - 4D Hexagonal Chess by Kevin Pacey.
4D analogue of Glinski's Hexagonal Chess based on Hyperchess4
1 - 4D Quasi-Alice Chess by Kevin Pacey.
8x8x2x2 four dimensional game with 32 pieces
1 - 123456 Chess by (zzo38) A. Black.
Uses 2 dices for each player and 2 checkers for each player, in addition to normal chess pieces.
1 - Carrousel Chess by Kevin Pacey.
Game with 32 pieces
1 - Chess 1010 by Kevin Pacey.
Game played with 40 pieces
1 - Chess with checkers added by (zzo38) A. Black.
Add checkers in front of the pawns
1 - Deception Chess by Greg Shanker.
Each piece has two identities, Cloak and concealed Base
1 - echess by Bogdan Penkovsky.
(Micro) Evolutionary CHESS game
1 - Extra Move Chess by Fergus Duniho.
Double-move variant based on limitations of Zillions of Games
1 - Full house hexagonal chess by Kevin Pacey.
Game with 50 pieces
1 - Grand Shatranj N W by Mark Simpson.
Shatranj with 10 individual pieces + pawns per army
1 - Heroes Hexagonal Chess version 2 by Tony Quintanilla.
Updated version of Heroes Hexagonal Chess in 91 hexes.
1 - Hexagonal Raumschach by Kevin Pacey.
Three dimensional analogue of Glinski's Hexagonal Chess, based on Raumschach
1 - Hex Shogi 91 by Fergus Duniho.
A hexagonal Shogi variant on a 91-space board
1 - Korean Random Chess by Jose Carrillo.
A Korean Chess variation with a random setup and a few new rules
1 - Lines of Relay (LoR) by Jörg Knappen.
Chess variant featuring a new type of morphing piece, the Lore apprentice, on a standard board together with the standard pieces
1 - Matrix Chess by David Cannon.
Chess played on a tessellation of pentagons and diamonds. The name comes from the matrix in which diamonds are found.
1 - Modern Random Chess by Jose Carrillo.
1 - Noble WingS Chess by Mark Simpson.
Noble Wing - with twice as many variant pieces.
1 - Rotor-blades Chess by David Cannon.
Game played on a board that is both circular and trigonal.
1 - Round Honeycomb Chess by David Cannon.
A cross between Circular/Cylindrical Chess and Hexagonal Chess.
1 - Throne Chess by Kevin Pacey.
Same game as chess, except playing King to K8 wins too, by Thronemate
1 - Through the Looking-Glass by Paolo .
Alice chess, but you see only a board
1 - Wide Chess by Kevin Pacey.
Chess with 2 types of non-colourbound elephants added on a 12x8 board using fast castling rules
1 - Wide Nightrider Chess by Kevin Pacey.
Chess on a 12x10 board with Nightriders, Champions and fast castling rules

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