The Chess Variant Pages

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

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Tiger Hunt

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

This game was invented by David Paulowich. The tiger moves as a knight or a queen. Pawns do not promote. A stalemated side loses.

Thanks to J"org Knappen and Esengo for help with debugging. The game is of course very similar to Maharajah and Sepoys.

Tiger Hunt -- Hans Bodlaender's page
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