Starts with the letter 'Z'
- Zabel-Schach. A modest chess variant with an alternative pawn, the Zabel pawn. (8x8, Cells: 64) By Jörg Knappen.
- Zanzibar-S. A game in between Metamachy and Zanzibar-XL with 36 pieces per side. Preferred by some to the -XL version. By Jean-Louis Cazaux.
- Zanzibar-XL. Further step after Metamachy. 80 pieces of 19 different pieces, with historical lineage. By Jean-Louis Cazaux.
- Zebulon. German commercial game with bluffing with chess pieces and connection forming. (7x7) Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Herbert Schuetzdeller.
- Zeitgeist. . Variant with simultaneous movement. Author: David Howe. Inventor: John Cooper.
- Zelda Chess. Sword-wielding pieces capture adjacent pieces with or without moving. (8x8, Cells: 64) By Adam Norberg.
- Zelig Chess. Game where the power of the pieces varies based on their position. (8x8, Cells: 64) By Stan Druben.
- Zeppelin Chess. Introducing the Zeppelin, which can fly to any empty square orthogonally (with zrf). By M Winther.
- Zero Relay Chess. Pieces can occcupy the same square and then relay their powers to each other. (8x8, Cells: 64) By Ralph Betza.
- Ziggurat. Mesopotamian-themed variant on a 43-square board. (13x5, Cells: 43) By Glenn Overby II.
- ZigZag Chess. Variant on `zigzagshaped' board. (12x12, Cells: 64) By Robert J. Bell.
- ZigZag X Chess. Variant on board with new shape. (12x12, Cells: 64) By Robert J. Bell.
- Zonal Chess. Board has special `zones' at both sides. Commercial game of 1970's. (Cells: 104) Author: Lawrence C. Smith.
- Zone X. Chess with a special central Zone, a new piece, and new moves. (8x8, Cells: 64) By Roberto Lavieri.
- Zones of Action. Inspired form Lines of Action. (8x8, Cells: 64) By Yu Ren Dong.
- ZZ-Chess . Large variant with a new zig-zag piece. By Laurent Dubois.
|16 'Game' entries listed||4 'Large board' entries listed|
|1 'Small board' entry listed||4 'Unorthodox shaped board' entries listed|
|2 'Sold commercially' entries listed||1 'Chess combined with some other game or sport' entry listed|
Total items listed: 16