The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Cylindrical Chess, our featured variant for March, 2023.

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Four-Handed Chess III

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Four-Handed Chess III here.

Four-Handed Chess III was supposedly a hit at Gen Con a few years back. Win by capturing the last king. Units belonging to a player in checkmate cannot be taken but will give check until the king is taken. I think that the latter can cause some contradictions but these are rare. If you are in checkmate or otherwise cannot move, then your turn passes. Capturing the king makes the starting squares vanish. I have all promotions as queens.

Chess Variants

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