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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2016-05-06
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Inventor: Vernon Rylands Parton. Alice Chess. Play this classic variant in which pieces switch between boards whenever they move. (Recognized!)
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-07-27
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Eric V. Greenwood. Archabbott Chess. Introduces the Archabbott piece which moves like Bishop + Wazir + Dabbaba.

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-01
 By David  Howe. Bifold Halfgi. Bifold pieces are able to combine with other same-colored bifold pieces and move as a single normal sized piece.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-06-06
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Bomberman Chess. Two "bombs" and a "defuser" spice up this 10 x 8 game.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-08-31
 By M  Winther. Brigadier Chess. Introducing the powerful Brigadier piece on a 68-square Gustavian board.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-03-16
 Author: Abdul-Rahman  Sibahi. Inventor: Abdul-Rahman  Sibahi and Sergey  Sirotkin. Building chess. Add a square after every move.

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-05-11
 By Carlos  Cetina. Cetina Random Chess. Missing description
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-07-31
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Joe  Joyce. Chieftain Chess. Large variant using 4 royal pieces with command control, multi-piece moves and pieces that may shift direction as they move.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-08-31
 By M  Winther. Commodore Chess. Featuring the Commodore piece (also called Leo) on a Gustavian board.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-07-29
 By Jeremy Gabriel Good. Crooked Chess. Chess variant with pieces inspired by the Sissa piece.

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-05-29
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Ralph  Betza. Demi Chess. Weak short range pieces with less symmetry than some more familliar pieces.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-11-18
 Author: Roberto  Lavieri and Tony  Quintanilla. Inventor: Roberto  Lavieri. Deneb. Now you can play Deneb on the Play-By-Mail system!
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-21
 Author: Roberto  Lavieri and Tony  Quintanilla. Inventor: Roberto  Lavieri. Deneb Play-By-Mail game. Observe this game being played in the Invent and Play contest! Turn 4.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-07-21
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Jim  Aikin. Double Diamond. Pieces start diagonally across from one another and pawns move diagonally.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-07-21
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: David  Short. Double EIGHTEEN-STONE chess. David Short combines his Double Chess with Jim Aikin's Eight-Stone Chess.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-07-30
 By Calvin Jack Pomerantz. Dr. Who Chess. Variant based on the popular TV seiries.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2019-09-02
 By LuigiMaster285  . Drop Chess. Chess with a new dropping mechanic.

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-06-23
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Charles  Gilman. Ecumenical Chess. Ecumenical Chess features three variants with camel-bishop, camel-rook knight-camel compounds.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-07-21
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Jim  Aikin. Eight-Stone Chess. Players can move neutral stones as well as pieces.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-08-30
 Author: Tony  Quintanilla. Inventor: Freederick  . Elephant Hunt. Ituri Forest Pygmi traditional game with chess-like elements.

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-01
 By Fergus  Duniho. Fusion Diamond 41. A Fusion Chess variant played on a diamond shaped board of 41 squares.

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-01-27
 Author: Nick  Wolff. Inventor: Charles  Gilman. Half Courier. Missing description
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-01-19
 Author: Tony  Quintanilla and Juan Pablo  Schweitzer Kirsinger. Inventor: Juan Pablo  Schweitzer Kirsinger and Hernán Marcelo Domínguez Placencia. Hanga Roa. Play Hanga Roa on Game Courier!
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-12-24
 By Greg  Strong. Hubbub. Preset for Hubbub, a short-range version of Brouhaha.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-05-28
 By Jeremy Gabriel Good. Hullabaloo. Fusion, fission game with drops, giant conglomerations and two types of activation.

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-07-07
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Thomas  Havel. Jester Chess. Featuring pieces that mimic last piece moved, archers that can either capture OR move. quadrapawns, and murray lions.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-08-14
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Joe  Joyce. Joe Joyce Hyperchess. Easy to play 3D Chess variant where pieces can act on small board or large board.

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-12-30
 Author: Tony  Quintanilla and George  Tsavdaris. Inventor: George  Tsavdaris. Mamra Chess. Adds the Mamra, a piece that only Pawns may capture.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-02-13
 Author: Fergus  Duniho and David  Paulowich. Inventor: David  Paulowich. Mir Chess. Play this variant that is mid-powered between Chess and Shatranj.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-18
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Inventor: Gavin  King. Motorotor. Play this small variant with a rotating board.

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-10-06
 By Abdul-Rahman  Sibahi. Racing Kings. Missing description
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-11-28
 Author: Peter  Aronson and Antoine  Fourrière. Inventor: Peter  Aronson and David  Howe. Rococo. A clear, aggressive Ultima variant on a 10x10 ring board (includes mirror array and Push-Pullyu variants).
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-09-05
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Gary K. Gifford. Roswell Chess. Preset for alien game with abstract pieces that operate in unusual ways.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-28
 Author: Tony  Quintanilla and Peter  Aronson. Inventor: Peter  Aronson. Ruddigore Chess. Play this Chessgi variant where you can capture your own pieces, and every other turn you must capture or sacrifice a piece!

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-01
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Shatra. Old game from the Altai from Russia, on special shaped board with draughts-like capture.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2005-11-24
 By Gary K. Gifford. Shatranj of Troy. A Shatranj variant with Shogi-like drops, a Trojan Horse (with 6 pieces inside).
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-07-31
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Gary K. Gifford. Shatranjian Shogi. Ferz and wazir, dabbaba and elephant offset each other in this new Shatranj drop game.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-08-14
 By Charles  Daniel. Shock Troops. System of chess with standard board and pieces, but with new leaping pieces entering during play.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-07-21
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Jim  Aikin. Stones and Relays. Pieces get to re-originate from neutral relay squares they attack.

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-06-10
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Gary K. Gifford. Three Elephants Chess. War Towers destroy 3 spaces at a time - Protect your elephants while capturing your opponent's!

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-02-08
 Author: Antoine  Fourrière and Fergus  Duniho. Inventor: Robert  Abbott. Ultima. Game where each type of piece has a different capturing ability. (Recognized!)

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-06-22
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: David  Howe. Xhess. Decimal variant using nightriders, special lame knight pawns, cannons and rooks.


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