The Chess Variant Pages



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Trap Door Chess II

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

Units landing on or crossing over the trap doors fall to the lower board. Any unit under a falling unit is destroyed. Only queens can rise back up, and only if they begin directly under the trapdoors. Greg Hills and Trevor Bimler, 1976.

Chess Variants

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WWW Page Added: Sunday, June 30, 2002 


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