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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-13
 By Michael  Nelson. Pocket Mutation Chess. Take one of your pieces off the board, maybe change it, keep it in reserve, and drop it on the board later. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)


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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-10-02
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Edward  Jackman. 007 Chess. 007 Chess involves three move per turn, including one of your opponent's pieces.

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-09-07
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Köksal  Karakus. Active King Chess. Each turn, one must move one's king in addition to moving other pieces.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-02-27
 By Jeremy Gabriel Good. Actualized Potential Chess. Pieces exist where they are but also all along their routes or points of attack.
  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-12-30
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: A. E. Farebrother and W. H. Rawlings. Actuated Rotating Center Chess. Center rotates, you choose when and how.
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2014-04-03
 By James  Gryphon. Amalgamated Chess. Missing description
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2018-04-10
 By James  Gryphon. Amalgamated Chess. Incorporates some aspects of historical variants, but uses only usual equipment. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-03-02
 By Ralph  Betza. Archoniclastic Chess. Pieces are augmented on squares of their color. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-11-22
 By Omar  Syed and Aamir  Syed. ArimaaThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-11-22
 By Omar  Syed and Aamir  Syed.. Uses same equipment as Chess, but designed to be difficult for computers.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2012-02-13
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Omar  Syed and Aamir  Syed. Arimaa. Board game playable with standard chess set, hard for computers. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-04-23
 Author: Doug  Chatham. Inventor: Gerben  Dirksen. Atlantis Chess ZIP file. Instead of moving, a player may remove an square from the edges of the board.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-10-25
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Gerben  Dirksen. Atlantis Chess. Instead of moving, a player may remove an square from the edges of the board. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-01
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: Gerben  Dirksen. Atlantis Chess. You may sink an edge square instead of moving a unit.

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  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-06-27
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Defensive Chess. White king is not royal, and Red units (except king) cannot go beyond the midline. If White has not won by 50 moves, Red wins.
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Marek14  . Inventor: David  Howe. Diagonal Chess ZIP file. Board turned 45 degrees.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 By David  Howe. Diagonal Chess. Board turned 45 degrees. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-20
 By Ronald  Drinning. Dice ChessThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-20
 By Ronald  Drinning.. Die roll determines which type of piece is moved.
  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-12-22
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: Doug  Grant. Displaced Grid Chess. A Grid Chess variant that allows kings to visit corners, etc.
  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-12-22
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: Claude  Chaunier. Don't Cross Midnight. Chess on a rotating planet; units may not cross the International.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-05-18
 By Gary K. Gifford. Doppelganger Chess. Pieces and their doppelgangers are connected for capture and promotion! (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-03-07
 Inventor: Ken  Franklin. Double Alternate ChessThis item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-03-07
 Inventor: Ken  Franklin.. Game played on two boards with object to checkmate either King.

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  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-05-17
 By Jeremy Gabriel Good. Fabulous Flying Kittens. Toroidally interwoven board using same number of squares and pieces as FIDE Chess.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-05-17
 By Jeremy Gabriel Good. Fabulous Flying Kittens. Toroidal board using three warp lines with 8 corners tied together. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-06-28
 By Ralph  Betza. Fifo Chess. Each square acts as a First-In-First-Out queue. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-08-03
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Ralph  Betza. Fifo Chess. Multiple Occupier game where rule is that first one there is first one to be captured and to leave. "First In, First Out".
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-11-14
 Author: Jörg  Knappen. Floßschach. Part of the board is a lake, where rafts can transport pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-06-06
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Joe  Joyce. Fluid Chess. Pieces can move into (or through or out of and into again) friendly pieces ("into" up to compounds).
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-20
 By Ronald  Drinning. FortressThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-20
 By Ronald  Drinning.. Die roll determines which type of piece is moved.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-01-22
 By Larry L. Smith. Four-Fold Chess. Missing description (16x16, Cells: 256)

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2005-08-30
 By David  Fisher. Gladiator Chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-01-17
 By Ralph  Betza. Greener Chess. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence -- and your pieces are stronger there too. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-12-31
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: Walter  Stead. Grid Chess. Always move to a different 4 by 4 square part of the board.
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-03-13
 Author: Robert  Price. Inventor: Walter  Stead. Grid Chess ZIP file. Always move to a different 4 by 4 square part of the board.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1996-02-09
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Walter  Stead. Grid Chess. Always move to a different 2 by 2 square part of the board. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Marek14  . Inventor: Gustavo A. Vargas. Guschess ZIP file. Pieces can freely move in one of 38 areas on the board.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-03-26
 By Gustavo A. Vargas. Guschess. Pieces can freely move in one of 38 areas on the board. (8x8, Cells: 38)

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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 game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-05-11
 By Rich  Hutnik. Henry VIII Chess. This is a hybrid capture king-losing chess variant. (7x8, Cells: 56)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2005-02-04
 Author: Jack  Masters. Inventor: Simon  Vertigo. Hobgoblin Chess. Inchworm crowd-forming magnetic mutating lunar-hallway exploding-Pawn Chess; an extreme game. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-08-08
 Author: Peter  Aronson. Inventor: Ted  Clancy. Home Columns Chess. A piece cannot be captured when in its 'home' column.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-01-17
 By João Pedro Neto. Hop Chess. The same as FIDE chess plus a special piece called the hopper. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-07-17
 By Gary K. Gifford. House of Mirrors Chess. Mirrors and reflective pieces add interesting twists to strategy by making pieces appear in 2 or 3 places at the same time. (8x8, Cells: 87)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-04-30
 By Yu  Ren Dong. Huntsman Chess. Missing description (9x9, Cells: 80)
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-04-30
 By Yu  Ren Dong. Huntsman Chess ZIP file. Missing description
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Marek14  . Hydrant Chess ZIP file. Special rules govern how pieces move between four quadrants of the board.

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-05-24
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Ibu Ibu Chess. Introduces the concept of a King's entourage, making King powerful and protected. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-05-24
 By Jeremy Gabriel Good. Ibu Ibu Chess. Ibu Ibu Chess in which the king's entourage protects it from Ubi-Ubis.
  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-12-31
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: Köksal  Karakus. Ice Age Chess. Blocks of ice cover the board at intervals.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2000-02-10
 By Köksal  Karakus. Ice Age Chess. Every 20th move, the board freezes and ice cubes appear on almost every empty square. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-10-26
 By Gary K. Gifford. Indistinguishable Chess. Player pieces indistinguishable from each other. Board squares are indistinguishable. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-10-26
 By Gary K. Gifford. Indistinguishable Chess. All pawns and pieces appear the same in color and size, for both sides. The board has no 'dark' squares.
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-05-13
 By Karl  Scherer. Island ChessThis item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-05-13
 By Karl  Scherer.. Some connections between squares are missing.

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  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-12-31
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: Karl  Schulz. Joyful Chess. One special square enhances a piece's powers, the other diminishes them.

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-04-21
 By Gary K. Gifford. Levitating Kings. Kings can levitate orthagonally or diagonally over a line of friendly pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-01-28
 Author: Nick  Wolff. Inventor: Jared B. McComb. Little Trio. Missing description
  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-01
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: Bruce  Zimov. Lumberjack. Pieces move according to their current column.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Bruce  Zimov. Lumberjack. Pieces move depending on the column they are on. (8x8, Cells: 64)

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-04-10
 By Rich  Hutnik. Near Chess. This is a variant of Skirmish Chess designed to be friendlier to newbies. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-08-29
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: David B. Pritchard. No Entry Chess. Bar the opponent's access to one square after each of your moves.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-10-28
 By Calvin Jack Pomerantz. No-Retreating Chess. A varient where you can't retreat until you get to the last rank. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2013-03-11
 By Mark  Simpson. Noble WingS Chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2014-02-22
 By Daniil  Frolov. Not-so colorbound cylindrical chess. Game only with pieces, that would be colorbound on normal board. (7x8, Cells: 56)
  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-01
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: Philip M. Cohen. Null Chess. Squares on which captures have taken place can no longer be visited.

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2015-06-07
 By martin  rinab. ObstructionChess. A new chess variant designed to challenge old strategies and improve your chess play with logical and organic obstructions. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-20
 By Ronald  Drinning. Off Board Chess PiecesThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-20
 By Ronald  Drinning.. Die roll determines which type of piece is moved.
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-01-13
 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. One Way Chess ZIP file. Missing description

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-08-24
 By Peter  Aronson. PieceEater Chess. Yet another game with an indestructible randomly-wandering neutral piece. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-08-24
 By Peter  Aronson. PieceEater Chess ZIP file. Yet another game with an indestructible randomly-wandering neutral piece.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-02-28
 By Ralph  Betza. Pied Color Chess. Oh no! All the colors on the board have been scrambled -- however will the pieces move? (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-03-06
 Author: Abdul-Rahman  Sibahi. Inventor: Grant  Cairns. Pillow ChessThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-03-06
 Author: Abdul-Rahman  Sibahi. Inventor: Grant  Cairns. Adobe Acrobat file. Chess on a Pillow-shaped board.
  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-12-22
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: W. H. Rawlings. Plaid Chess. Progressive Grid chess.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-10-27
 By Robert  Price. Platform Chess. Pieces move normally or ride on 2x2 platforms that move themselves. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-10-27
 By Robert  Price. Platform Chess ZIP file. Pieces move normally or ride on 2x2 platforms that move themselves.
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-13
 By Michael  Nelson. Pocket Mutation Chess ZIP file. Take one of your pieces off the board, maybe change it, keep it in reserve, and drop it on the board later.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-13
 By Michael  Nelson. Pocket Mutation Chess. Take one of your pieces off the board, maybe change it, keep it in reserve, and drop it on the board later. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-03-17
 Author: Tony  Quintanilla and Fergus  Duniho. Inventor: Michael  Nelson. Pocket Mutation Chess. Take one of your pieces off the board, maybe change it, keep it in reserve, and drop it on the board later.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-02-07
 By Ralph  Betza. Poker Chess. Squares contain cards, and players win by forming poker hands with the cards on the squares occupied by their pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1997-05-06
 By David  Howe. Portal Chess. Two boards and pieces can teleport from one board to another. Also playable with two half-boards. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-10-25
 Author: Peter  Spicer and Michael  Chamberlain. Inventor: Peter  Spicer. Pot-Hole Chess. Game where pot-holes open up on the board at random times. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-06-21
 By Jose  Carrillo. Prime.Ministers Contemporary Random Chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-01-22
 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. The Princess and The Warrior ZIP file. Pieces' moves are limited by their current rank except for the two new pieces.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-20
 By Ronald  Drinning. PrisonersThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-20
 By Ronald  Drinning.. Die roll determines which type of piece is moved.

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 0000-00-00
 By Simon Edward Jepps. QheszThis item is a game information page
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It was last modified on: 0000-00-00
 By Simon Edward Jepps.. Aesthetically similar to Omega Chess but dynamically very different, with an evolved "Wxyzaerd" piece.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2014-03-17
 By Patrik  Hedman. Quarter Chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64)

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  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-10-26
 By Marcello  Netto. R-Chess This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-10-26
 By Marcello  Netto.. Captured pieces are held in reserve and then dropped.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1997-00-00
 By Ralph  Betza. Race Chess. On a circular board where white and black pawns move in the same direction. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-11-14
 Author: Jörg  Knappen. Raft Chess. Part of the board is a lake, where rafts can transport pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-02-10
Rainbows, Chess on theThis item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-02-10
. Players must retain a piece on all 6 colors of a 6-color board.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2013-07-21
 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Random Wormhole Chess. Introduces "wormholes" and "toroidal" movement in a fun and manageable way. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2015-12-29
 By George William Duke. Rank and File Chess. Move from Most Crowded Row. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-10-30
 By Edward  Jackman. Realm chess. Board is divided into realms and multiple pieces can move into and out of a realm in one turn. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2012-11-03
 By (zzo38) A.  Black. Recapturable Chess. Captured pieces belong to other player and then removed permanently. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-08
 Author: Robert  Price. Inventor: Kevin  Whyte. Relativistic Chess. Squares attacked by the opponent are considered not to exist.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Kevin  Whyte. Relativistic Chess. Squares attacked by the opponent are considered not to exist. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-05-31
 By Ralph  Betza. Rental Chess. You must pay rent for the squares where your pieces are: centre squares are more expensive. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-12-19
 By John  Smith. Rotating Cylinder Chess. Positions of pieces rotate one square to the right after each move. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-12-22
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Rotation Chess. Every ten turns, you switch and play the other player's units.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Rotation Chess. Every 10th move, the board is turned around. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • 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 and Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Rotation Chess. Every ten moves, switch sides with your opponent. How might you prepare for the demise of the pieces you are playing?
  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-12-22
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: Gary K. Gifford. Royal Magician Chess. Missing description
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-05-22
 By Gary K. Gifford. Royal Magician's Chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-05-23
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Gary K. Gifford. Royal Magician's Chess. King and special magician piece earn the right to drop pieces when they venture out to the fourth, fifth and sixth ranks!
  • This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-12-22
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Royal Pawn. Missing description
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It was last modified on: 2006-07-10
 By Jeremy Gabriel Good. Royal Pawn Chess. Same as FIDE Chess, except the pawns in front of the kings are royal, meaning the object is to checkmate them and not the king.
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It was last modified on: 2001-12-31
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: Adam  Norberg. Rubble Chess. Pieces must clear out unoccupied squares before they can move through them.
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It was last modified on: 2001-08-25
 Author: Peter  Aronson. Inventor: Adam  Norberg. Rubble Chess ZIP file. Pieces must clear out unoccupied squares before they can move through them.
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It was last modified on: 2001-11-07
 By Adam  Norberg. Rubble Chess. Pieces must clear out unoccupied squares before they can move through them. (8x8, Cells: 64)

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It was last modified on: 2004-05-01
 By Ronald  Drinning. Terrain Chess. Roll dice to create impassable squares. (8x8, Cells: 64)
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It was last modified on: 2003-09-20
 By Ronald  Drinning. Terrain ChessThis item is a game information page
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 By Ronald  Drinning.. Die roll determines which type of piece is moved.
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It was last modified on: 2006-07-07
 By Jeremy Gabriel Good. Threat Chess, Attackers Chess and Victims Chess. Missing description
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It was last modified on: 2003-07-18
 By Tony  Quintanilla. Tiled Squares Chess. Drop tiles to create the board as you play. (8x8, Cells: 64)
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It was last modified on: 2003-12-14
 By Tony  Quintanilla. Tiled Squares Chess. Play this game, where you drop tiles to create the board as you play!
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It was last modified on: 2003-07-18
 By Tony  Quintanilla. Tiled Squares Chess ZIP file. Drop tiles to create the board as you play.
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It was last modified on: 2002-02-07
 By Ralph  Betza. Tingles, Bumps, and Punches. A set of variants on cylindrical and toroidal boards featuring a peace bump between the top and bottom of the board. (8x8, Cells: 64)
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It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Andrew  Juell. Inventor: Alberto  Monteiro. Topologies Chess ZIP file. Chess on a Cylindrical board, on a Toroidal Board, on a Mobius Strip and on a Klein Bottle.
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It was last modified on: 2004-06-30
 By Karl  Fischer. Torus Chess on a Standard Board. Torus Chess on a standard board with a unique setup. (8x8, Cells: 64)
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It was last modified on: 2006-05-14
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Karl  Fischer. Torus Standard. Uses the ordinary FIDE pieces on 8 x 8 board but configured in such a way as to permit the board to be toroidal!
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It was last modified on: 1996-00-00
 By Ralph  Betza. Trapdoor Chess. Pieces fall through the board if they stand still too long. (8x8, Cells: 64)
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It was last modified on: 2003-10-12
 By Ken  Franklin. Trek71 Chess This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
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It was last modified on: 2003-10-12
 By Ken  Franklin.. All pieces on the lefthand-side are shown as black, but do not change owners, and vise-versa.
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It was last modified on: 2002-04-08
 By Adam  Norberg. Tron Chess. Every square passed by the queen creates a wall that hinders movement. (8x8, Cells: 64)
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It was last modified on: 2003-05-23
 By Ralph  Betza. Twinkie Danger Chess. Game on two initially unliked boards where each turn you add or drop a link. (8x8, Cells: 64)

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It was last modified on: 2014-03-17
 By Patrik  Hedman. Vagabond Chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64)
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It was last modified on: 2018-06-28
 By Dmitrii  Vavulin. Vavulin Creative Chess. Before the start of the game, every player, creates up with one rule for both players, which operates the whole game.

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It was last modified on: 2017-01-24
 By Nick  Wolff. Wild Kingdom. Armies of animals, each armed with unique movement and abilities, battle over control of the Wild Kingdom! (10x10, Cells: 100)
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It was last modified on: 2013-12-25
 By David  Cannon. Windows Chess. Windows Chess is played with usual chess equipment on a board inspired by an arch-window. (8x8, Cells: 64)
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It was last modified on: 2015-09-08
 By George William Duke. Wizard of Oz Octal Chess. Based on Baum book and 1939 film. (8x8, Cells: 64)
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It was last modified on: 2018-10-28
 By Fergus  Duniho. Wormhole Chess. When a piece leaves a square, it `folds' together. (8x8, Cells: 64)

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It was last modified on: 2002-11-20
 By Ralph  Betza. Zero Relay Chess. Pieces can occcupy the same square and then relay their powers to each other. (8x8, Cells: 64)
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It was last modified on: 2004-10-30
 By Roberto  Lavieri. Zone X ZIP file. Chess with a special central Zone, a new piece, and new moves.
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It was last modified on: 2004-10-30
 Author: Roberto  Lavieri and Tony  Quintanilla. Inventor: Roberto  Lavieri. Zone X. Chess with a special central Zone, a new piece, and new moves.
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It was last modified on: 2004-10-30
 By Roberto  Lavieri. Zone X. Chess with a special central Zone, a new piece, and new moves. (8x8, Cells: 64)


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