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The Chess Variant Pages

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Hexes Compressed Chess

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

By cyberfriend Mike Layfield, who also has his own applet and animated rulebook.

He also sells a handsome Hexes Chess portable game set from his Web site: Hexes Games

The Hexes Chess game set includes:

  • padded carring case with adjustable shoulder strap

  • flexible vinyl game mat

  • tournament quality chess pieces with drawstring pouches

  • rulesheet and notation guide

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents. Bug reports? -- Thank you! Keep them coming!

Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Friday, June 13, 2003