The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Hectochess, our featured variant for November, 2023.

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Royal Magician Chess

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Royal Magician Chess here.

As the king and wizard advance to their fourth, fifth, and sixth ranks, new units are added. You can expose your own king to check if a newly-created unit will be used to instandly block the check.

Gary K. Gifford, May 2006. He and I are internet friends; he suggested the phrasing for the second sentence of the mini-rules.

Royal Magician Chess.

Royal Magicians Chess

Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001