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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
1440Shogi default Japanese-PNG Japanese-CSS Motif-CSS Symbolic
2244Chess with Different Armies Unequal Armies default Colorbound-Rookies FIDE-Rookies Knights-Colorbound Rookies-FIDE Colorbound-Knights Rookies-Colorbound Colorbound-FIDE FIDE-Colorbound Knights-Rookies Colorbound-Rookies_MOM FIDE-Knights Rookies-Knights Unequal_Armies_GS Colorbound Clobberers Knights-FIDE Nutty Knights Knights-FIDEss Colorbound-Knights_MOM Remarkable Rookies FIDE-Colorboundvv FIDE-Colorbounds Knights FIDE-Knightss Knights-Colorboundv Knights-Rooksversion Colorbound-Knightsv Knights-Men Colorbound-Rookiess Colorbound-Knightsvv FIDE-Knightsss Classic-Rooksversion1 Knights-FIDEs NeglectedKnights
3216Chinese Chess GB-set fairychess
4180Symmetric Chess default rules
5173Janggi default SWAP
6169Chess JPG-Alfaerie default Chess3 fairychess CSS-Motif PNG-Magnetic JPG-Alfaeriev
7166Chu Shogi chu
8156Glinski's Hexagonal Chess default PNG-Magnetic-Earthtones alf PNG-Magnetic-Earthtonesvvv PNG-Alfaerie-nicelooking
9142Fischer Random Chess Abstract Alfaerie special FRC02 FRC01 Abstract2 makov-sissa special-sagi-carlos
10137Cetran Chess 2 asymmetric asym1tourney Asymmetric cetran2 sagi-carlos3 asymmetric to carlos-sagi5 cameron-jeremy Cetran2 reversed_symmetric mirror-symmetric
11118Ultima Galactic Galacticnocheck
12101Pocket Mutation Chess Alfaerie-fpd mageofmaple greg
1397Eurasian Chess newrules Eurasian
1495Alice Chess default MagneticPieces alf
1579Rococo Alfaerie
1678Omega Chess Alfaerie Omega Chess
1777McCooey's Hexagonal Chess default
1869Grand Chess Abstract fairychess
1869Shatranj Alfaerie-CSS
2065Circular Chess default JPG-Motif 2
2065Universal Chess Alfaeries asymmetric Alfaeries-asymmetric Alfaerie reversed-symmetric73 reversed-symmetric24 Alfaerie40std JM-CC
2261Gross Chess default fairychess
2261Modern Shatranj carrillo Modern_Shatranj carrillo2
2459Latrunculi XXI Set2 Set1 Set9 Set8 Set3 Set4 Set7
2555Falcon Chess Alfaerie
2653Sac Chess default Default-Alternate Default-Abstract abstract Default-Standard
2653Shako Cazaux standard newcazaux
2851Makruk (Thai chess) Alfaerie2r Alfaerie3 Alfaerie Alfaerie2 Alfaerie4
2851Caïssa Britannia default
3050Petteia XXI Set7 Set2 Set6 Set1 Set9 Set4 Set3 Set8
3149Kamikaze Mortal Shogi Symbolic Japanese-CSS Japanese-PNG
3247Capablanca Chess default capa final capa defaultvvv
3346Opulent Chess Alfaerie NoRules AlfaerieNew
3346Maorider Chess default Maorider Chess Checkered
3544Crazyhouse Galactic
3641Euchess Euchess default
36414-WAY CHESS 4-WAY CHESS
3838Dimension X Dimension X
3838Anti-King Chess II Alfaerie
4037Catapults of Troy
4037Maxima Galactic
4037shako_balbo default standard
4336Wildebeest Chess default Wildebeest Chess Wildebeest Chess with rules Wildebeest
4336Moderate Progressive Chess default Silver-Gifford
4535Glinski's Hexagonal Chess (Symmetric) Default
4634Pocket Shogi Copper default
4634Colossus Quad rules
4833Shatranji default
4932Seirawan Chess Seirawan Chess seirawan(big) seirawan2(big)
5031Great Shatranj Great Shatranj D Great Shatranj R
Total Variants Listed: 50
Total Games Played: 4202


Written by Fergus Duniho
WWW Page Created: 07 April 2015