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Top 50 Games on Game Courier

Based on records of finished games on Game Courier, the games listed here have been sorted and ranked based on how many times each has been played here. The number of games played links to the logs of the actual games. The name links to a page with one or more presets for playing the game. In some cases, this will include alternate sets or boards that make use of the same settings file. Since more games have been played on Game Courier than there are official pages for, not every game will be linked to a preset page. You will also find links to settings files you can select for playing the game. These are listed in order of popularity. Since the preset defining a game does not have to include a settings file, and because settings files just weren't used when the earliest presets were made, some games here do not have any. In the rare instance in which a game has no preset page and no settings file, you can still find a preset for it by going to one of the games actually played.

The URL can take the following arguments: sort=rank to sort by rank, sort=alpha to sort alphabetically, min=number to filter out games played fewer than the given number of times, max=number to filter out games ranking above the rank given by the number, and past=number to filter out games finished before the given number of seconds before the present. Default values are sort=rank&min=0&max=0&past=0. For max and past, zero values really mean infinity. When all numeric filters are zero, it will include never-played games to give a complete listing of all games available on Game Courier.

Note that you are going to find here presets with rule-enforcement and others without it, and sometimes both will be available for the same game. Most presets without rule-enforcement will clearly state that they lack it. In case it doesn't, you can tell for sure by clicking the Edit button in a game's menu page and checking whether the code for rule-enforcement is there.

RankNumberNameSettings
1393Shogi default Japanese-PNG Japanese-CSS Motif-CSS Symbolic
2218Chess with Different Armies Unequal Armies default Knights-Colorbound Colorbound-Rookies Colorbound-Knights FIDE-Rookies Rookies-FIDE Rookies-Colorbound Colorbound-Rookies_MOM Colorbound-FIDE FIDE-Colorbound Knights-Rookies Rookies-Knights Unequal_Armies_GS FIDE-Knights Colorbound Clobberers Knights-FIDE Nutty Knights Knights-FIDEss Remarkable Rookies Colorbound-Knights_MOM Knights FIDE-Colorboundvv FIDE-Colorbounds Knights-Colorboundv FIDE-Knightss Knights-FIDEs FIDE-Knightsss Classic-Rooksversion1 Colorbound-Rookiess Knights-Men Knights-Rooksversion Colorbound-Knightsvv Colorbound-Knightsv
3202Chinese Chess GB-set
4155Janggi default SWAP
5151Chess JPG-Alfaerie default Chess3 CSS-Motif PNG-Magnetic JPG-Alfaeriev
6141Glinski's Hexagonal Chess default PNG-Magnetic-Earthtones alf PNG-Magnetic-Earthtonesvvv PNG-Alfaerie-nicelooking
7138Fischer Random Chess Abstract Alfaerie special FRC02 FRC01 Abstract2 makov-sissa special-sagi-carlos
8128Cetran Chess 2 asymmetric asym1tourney Asymmetric cetran2 sagi-carlos3 asymmetric to carlos-sagi5 cameron-jeremy Cetran2 reversed_symmetric
9117Symmetric Chess default
10106Ultima Galactic Galacticnocheck
11101Chu Shogi
11101Pocket Mutation Chess Alfaerie-fpd mageofmaple greg
1384Eurasian Chess newrules Eurasian
1474Alice Chess MagneticPieces default alf
1573Rococo Alfaerie
1669McCooey's Hexagonal Chess default
1669Omega Chess Alfaerie Omega Chess
1861Universal Chess Alfaeries asymmetric Alfaeries-asymmetric Alfaerie reversed-symmetric73 reversed-symmetric24 Alfaerie40std JM-CC
1959Shatranj Alfaerie-CSS
2058Circular Chess default JPG-Motif 2
2156Modern Shatranj carrillo Modern_Shatranj carrillo2
2255Falcon Chess Alfaerie
2350Latrunculi XXI Set2 Set1 Set9 Set8 Set3 Set4 Set7
2449Kamikaze Mortal Shogi Symbolic Japanese-CSS Japanese-PNG
2547Grand Chess Abstract
2547Makruk (Thai chess) Alfaerie2r Alfaerie3 Alfaerie Alfaerie2 Alfaerie4
2547Gross Chess default
2845Maorider Chess default Maorider Chess Checkered
2845Caïssa Britannia default
30414-WAY CHESS 4-WAY CHESS
3139Crazyhouse Galactic
3238Dimension X Dimension X
3337Petteia XXI Set7 Set2 Set1 Set9 Set6 Set8 Set3 Set4
3337Anti-King Chess II Alfaerie
3536Shako Cazaux
3536Moderate Progressive Chess default Silver-Gifford
3536Capablanca Chess default capa final capa defaultvvv
3834Sac Chess default
3834Catapults of Troy
4032Wildebeest Chess default Wildebeest Chess Wildebeest Chess with rules Wildebeest
4032Glinski's Hexagonal Chess (Symmetric) Default
4032Seirawan Chess Seirawan Chess seirawan(big) seirawan2(big)
4331Maxima Galactic
4430Great Shatranj Great Shatranj D Great Shatranj R
4430Colossus Quad rules
4629Euchess Euchess
4629Opulent Chess Alfaerie NoRules
4828Berolina Chess Alfaerie Chess3
4925Courier Chess AlfaerieCourier Alfaerie def
4925Storm the Ivory Tower version2
4925Hostage Chess Magnetic Corrected
4925Smess Smess
4925Tripunch Chess AlfaerieMany
Total Variants Listed: 53
Total Games Played: 3705


Written by Fergus Duniho
WWW Page Created: 07 April 2015