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The Chess Variant Pages

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Four Way Chess

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Four-Way Chess here.
No save/back keys for this applet yet.

Four Player Chess

    Because the computer can change the units' colors, I chose this variant, in which the army of a captured king becomes yours, over the others. Thanks to Cameron for help with the debugging (December 2004).

Hans Bodlaender's Chess Variants
Hans Bodlaender's Chess Applet

Ed's 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