Check out Grant Acedrex, our featured variant for April, 2024.

Since Java is no longer supported in most browsers, our Java applets probably will not run unless you install an extension that will run them. We recommend installing the CheerpJ Applet Runner extension on Edge, Chrome, or another Chromium browser. If your browser still does support Java, and you're not using this extension, make sure this site is listed in your Java exceptions list. You should find this in the Security tab of your Java control panel.

Chance Chess

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Chance Chess here.
Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Old proprietary game by Tino Games. Draw a card to determine what piece can be moved. The deck was 10 King, 10 Queen, 10 Rook, 10 Bishop, 10 Knight, 25 Pawn, 25 Any. Castling is a king move. If you begin in check, first get out of check, then draw a card. If you cannot move, pass the turn.

Thanks to Jeremy Williams of Barcelona, Spain for help with the debugging.

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

Bug Reports -- Thank you! Keep them coming!

Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, June 27, 2001 

Categories and Details


Author: Ed Friedlander.


Chance Chess. Randomizer determines what units you may move. Free move out of check.

List all comments and ratings for this item.

Add a comment or rating for this item.

The Chess Variant Pages is an amateur, hobbyist website that has been run by volunteers since it was founded in 1995. It focuses on documenting games based on, related to, or similar enough to Chess and on letting you play many of them.

Who What When Where Why Which How

Operating expenses are covered through advertising and donations. Help out by making a PayPal donation or by shopping with these affiliate links:
First Created: Monday, August 19th, 2002
Last Modified: Monday, August 19th, 2002
File Timestamp: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:37:54 -0400
[info] [links] [edit]