Check out Alice Chess, our featured variant for June, 2024.

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Citadel Chess

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Citadel Chess, the early Arabian chess variant, here.
Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Citadel Chess is a very old variant. You force a draw by moving your king into the enemy citadel.

Citadel Chess

Hans Bodlaender on Shatranj
Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001