The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Sac Chess, our

featured variant for October, 2023.

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.


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

How the pawn moves is determined by the dice roll.


The object is to take all the opponent's pieces and/or leave without any move.

This is probably an old game. A similar game exists at Sveschky.

Thanks to Jeff Adamus for his helpful suggestions (August 2004).

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, December 30, 2001