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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
1377Shogi Japanese-PNG default Japanese-CSS Motif-CSS Symbolic
2210Chess with Different Armies Unequal Armies default Knights-Colorbound Colorbound-Rookies Colorbound-Knights FIDE-Rookies Rookies-FIDE Rookies-Colorbound Colorbound-FIDE FIDE-Colorbound Knights-Rookies Colorbound-Rookies_MOM 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
3189Chinese Chess GB-set
4148Janggi default SWAP
5146Chess JPG-Alfaerie default Chess3 CSS-Motif PNG-Magnetic JPG-Alfaeriev
6137Glinski's Hexagonal Chess default PNG-Magnetic-Earthtones alf PNG-Magnetic-Earthtonesvvv PNG-Alfaerie-nicelooking
7135Fischer 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
9102Ultima Galactic Galacticnocheck
1099Pocket Mutation Chess Alfaerie-fpd mageofmaple greg
1182Eurasian Chess newrules Eurasian
1277Symmetric Chess default
1277Chu Shogi
1472Alice Chess MagneticPieces default alf
1570Rococo Alfaerie
1666Omega Chess Alfaerie Omega Chess
1666McCooey's Hexagonal Chess default
1860Universal Chess Alfaeries asymmetric Alfaeries-asymmetric Alfaerie reversed-symmetric73 reversed-symmetric24 Alfaerie40std JM-CC
1958Shatranj Alfaerie-CSS
2057Circular Chess default JPG-Motif 2
2153Modern Shatranj carrillo Modern_Shatranj carrillo2
2252Falcon Chess Alfaerie
2349Kamikaze Mortal Shogi Symbolic Japanese-CSS Japanese-PNG
2446Grand Chess Abstract
2544Latrunculi XXI Set2 Set1 Set9 Set3 Set4 Set8
2544Caïssa Britannia default
2743Maorider Chess default Maorider Chess Checkered
2743Makruk (Thai chess) Alfaerie2r Alfaerie3 Alfaerie Alfaerie2 Alfaerie4
29414-WAY CHESS 4-WAY CHESS
3038Gross Chess default
3137Crazyhouse Galactic
3137Anti-King Chess II Alfaerie
3137Dimension X Dimension X
3436Moderate Progressive Chess default Silver-Gifford
3532Seirawan Chess Seirawan Chess seirawan(big) seirawan2(big)
3631Wildebeest Chess Wildebeest Chess default Wildebeest Chess with rules Wildebeest
3631Petteia XXI Set7 Set2 Set1 Set9 Set6 Set8 Set3 Set4
3631Glinski's Hexagonal Chess (Symmetric) Default
3631Capablanca Chess default capa final capa defaultvvv
4030Catapults of Troy
4030Sac Chess default
4229Euchess Euchess
4327Great Shatranj Great Shatranj D Great Shatranj R
4327Colossus Quad rules
4327Berolina Chess Alfaerie Chess3
4626Maxima Galactic
4725Tripunch Chess AlfaerieMany
4824Schoolbook Chess default
4824Mini Hexchess default
5023Storm the Ivory Tower version2
5023Hostage Chess Magnetic Corrected
5023Smess Smess
5023Tenjiku Shogi default
5023Grand Cavalier Chess default
Total Variants Listed: 54
Total Games Played: 3496


Written by Fergus Duniho
WWW Page Created: 07 April 2015