The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Shako, our featured variant for April, 2023.

Since Java is no longer supported in most browsers, our Java applets probably will not run unless you install an extension that will run them. We recommend installing the CheerpJ Applet Runner extension on Edge, Chrome, or another Chromium browser. If your browser still does support Java, and you're not using this extension, make sure this site is listed in your Java exceptions list. You should find this in the Security tab of your Java control panel.

Toilet Roll Chess

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Toilet Roll Chess here.
No save/back keys for this applet yet.

Terry Cleater, 1970, one of my cyberfriends; developed by Dr. Eric Solomon. Disguise your units. If challenged, they must be revealed. If it moved illegally, the move must be withdrawn. If it moved legally, challenger forfeits the move.

In response to your suggestion, after the game is won, a final mouse click reveals what each Red unit really was.

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