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Hoppel-Poppel Chess

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

Hoppel-Poppel Chess

Inventor unknown, but played in Germany. Bishops capture and check as knights; knights as bishops.

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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WWW Page Added: April 1, 2003