The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Expanded Chess, our

featured variant for September, 2023.

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Flip Chess

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

Acclaimed 38 square variant. I did not allow initial pawn double moves. Bare king loses. Considered less fun than Flip Shogi. John William Brown, 1999.

Flip Chess and Flip Shogi

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