The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Marseillais Chess, our featured variant for February, 2024.

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Crown Chess

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

Game from 1914. Load units in order on first three ranks. First king, then queen, rooks, bishops, knights, pawns in order. Pawns may not go on first ranks.

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001