The Chess Variant Pages

Recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Edge do not support Java. Internet Explorer and Safari should still support it. Besides that, recent versions of Java will block this script unless you add to your Java exceptions list. You should find this in the Security tab of your Java control panel.

Peruvian Army Chess

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

The Peruvian Army played this variant in the 1930's. The second board depicts aircraft.

In the sky, the warrior (non-royal king) and queen can only block. The knights are the only units which can capture other planes. Rooks and bishops drop bombs on enemy unitss below. An unmoved pawn is an anti-aircraft gun and enemy aircraft cannot fly over it.

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