The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Wildebeest Chess, our featured variant for May, 2023.

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Turnstyle Chess

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

Ethan Hunt's four-player game. Each team member controls either kingside or queenside. If it is your turn, and your side is in check, and you cannot remove the check, then the other team wins.

Turnstyle Chess

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