Starts with the letter 'D'
- Dabbabante Chess. Played on a 10x10 board with Super Dabbabah pieces. (10x10, Cells: 100) Author: Peter Aronson. Inventor: Vernon Rylands Parton.
- Dada. The colorbound chess variant. (7x10, Cells: 70) By Abdul-Rahman Sibahi.
- Dai Dai Shogi. Historical large Shogi variant. (17x17, Cells: 289) Author: H. G. Muller.
- Dai Dai Shogi Western. Missing description (17x17, Cells: 289) Author: Christine Bagley-Jones and Eduard Werner.
- Dai Mitregi. Still larger Mitregi offshoot, replacing the Generals with longer-range pieces. (16x16, Cells: 256) By Charles Gilman.
- Dai Shogi. Shogi variant on 15 by 15 board. (Link.).
- Dai Shogi. Large armies including a multi-capturing Lion battle each other on a big board. (15x15, Cells: 225) Author: H. G. Muller.
- Dai-Ryu Shogi. Large Shogi variant with new pieces. (9x16, Cells: 144) By Jared B. McComb.
- Dartboard Chess. circular all-three-compounds variant, with different orthogonal ranges on different files. (5x20, Cells: 100) By Charles Gilman.
- DCP.WOZ Chess. Large variant with unorthodox pieces. (9x10, Cells: 90)
- Dead Ringers Chess. Double chess game with twin pieces that are captured simultaneously. (8x8x2, Cells: 64) By Adrian Alvarez de la Campa.
- Decima. Variant on 10 by 10 board where you win when you have 10 points on the 10th row. (10x10, Cells: 100) By Michael Nelson.
- Decimaka. Game where pieces promote on making a capture. By H. G. Muller.
- Decimal Quadruple Besiege. Army based on Échecs De L'Escalier arranged on enlarged Quadruple Besiege board. (20x20, Cells: 200) By Charles Gilman.
- Delegating Chess. 84 square variant in which pieces delegate moving powers. (7x12, Cells: 84) By João Pedro Neto.
- The Demon Game. Missing description (10x10, Cells: 100) By Larry L. Smith.
- Derick Peterson's Grand Hexachess. Large hexagonal chess variant. (Cells: 127) By Derick Peterson.
- Dervish Chess. Large variant with a great variety of pieces. (11x11, Cells: 121) By Benoit Dauphin.
- Desert Oasis Chess. A large variant with 2 types of repeat jumpers, plus Knights, and Camels. (12x12, Cells: 144) By Gary K. Gifford.
- Diamond Chess 306. Missing description (22x24, Cells: 306) By David Cannon.
- Diamond Ring Chess. Courier-style pieces to diamond-shaped camps on a toroidal wraparound board. (12x12, Cells: 144) By Charles Gilman.
- Dimachaer Chess. Introducing the Dimachaer, a bifurcation piece that always lands on the diagonal second leg (zrf available). By M Winther.
- Dimensional Chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) By Daniel Robert MacDuff.
- Directed Alice III. a 3-board Alice Chess variant. By Joe Joyce.
- Divergent Chess. All pieces capture different than they move without capturing. (10x10, Cells: 100) By A.J. Winkelspecht.
- Djambi. Four-player all-against-all game with unusual pieces; also known as Djambi. Inventor: Jean Anesto.
- Do Sho Chess. Chess with Shogi pieces added. (14x8, Cells: 112) By (zzo38) A. Black.
- Donkey Chess. Grand Chess with Donkeys instead of Knights. (10x10, Cells: 100) By Abdul-Rahman Sibahi.
- Double chess. Two sets of pieces on 16 by 12 board. (16x12, Cells: 192) Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Julian S. Grant Hayward.
- Double Chess. On 16 by 8 board. (16x8, Cells: 128) By David Short.
- Double Cross Besiege. A spinoff from Besiege Chess using FIDE-size armies. (8x16, Cells: 96) By Charles Gilman.
- Double Diamond. Irregular board with diagonal orientation. (9x9, Cells: 73) By Jim Aikin.
- Double King Chess. With two kings on a 10 by 8 board. (10x8, Cells: 80)
- Doublecannon Chess. Introducing the Doublecannon piece, a strong cannon relative with breathtaking tactical capabilities (Zillions file exists). By M Winther.
- Doublecannon-Chess (8x10). A big-board variant featuring the amazing new piece, the Doublecannon (Zillions file downloadable). By M Winther.
- DoubleEIGHTEEN-STONEchess. Combines Eight-Stone Chess with Double Chess. (16x9, Cells: 144) By David Short.
- Doublewide Chess. A discussion of the variant where two complete chess sets (including two Kings per side) are set up on a doublewide board. (16x8, Cells: 128) Author: Ralph Betza.
- Doubly Nested Chess. A variant hiding FIDE Chess on a Dabbaba binding. (17x17, Cells: 285) By Charles Gilman.
- Dragon. Missing description (9x15, Cells: 135) By Glenn Nicholls.
- Dragon Chess (tm). Commercial board game played on a large board with a new piece -- the Dragon. By Lex Parker.
- Dragonchess. Commercial large chess variant. (16x10, Cells: 124) Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Lex Parker.
- A Dragonchess Page. Roberts Stevens' page on Dragonchess. Author: Rob Stevens. Inventor: Gary Gygax.
- Dragons, Archers, and Oxen. Chess variant on a 10 by 10 board. (10x10, Cells: 100) By Jim Aikin.
- Drop Chess. Players can select from nine chess armies on an 8x8 or 9x9 board. (9x9, Cells: 81) By Key McKinnis.
- Dual Chess. A more Chess-like variant featuring the Marshall and the Cardinal. (16x8, Cells: 100) By Antoine Fourrière.
- The Duke of Rutland's Chess. Large variant from 18th century England. (14x10, Cells: 140) Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: John Third Duke of Rutland.
- Dürer's Chess. Dürer's Chess, played on a board of 151 tessellating pentagons and diamonds. (Cells: 151) By David Cannon.
Total items listed: 47