The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Cylindrical Chess, our featured variant for March, 2023.

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Twins Chess

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

Twins Chess

This is one of many variants. If you move one piece (not a pawn), you must move each of your other pieces of the same kind if you are able. If one piece (not a pawn) is captured, all pieces of that kind are removed. I omitted the rule about recaptures.

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