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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
1442Shogi default Japanese-PNG Japanese-CSS Motif-CSS Symbolic
2252Chess with Different Armies Unequal Armies default Knights-Colorbound Colorbound-Rookies FIDE-Rookies Colorbound-Knights Rookies-FIDE 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
3221Chinese Chess GB-set fairychess
4182Symmetric Chess default rules
5178Chu Shogi chu
6174Janggi default SWAP
7173Chess JPG-Alfaerie default Chess3 fairychess PNG-Magnetic CSS-Motif JPG-Alfaeriev
8156Glinski's Hexagonal Chess default PNG-Magnetic-Earthtones alf PNG-Magnetic-Earthtonesvvv PNG-Alfaerie-nicelooking
9143Fischer Random Chess Abstract special FRC02 FRC01 Abstract2 makov-sissa special-sagi-carlos Alfaerie
10138Cetran 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
13100Alice Chess default MagneticPieces alf
1498Eurasian Chess newrules Eurasian
1580Omega Chess Alfaerie Omega Chess
1679Rococo Alfaerie
1777McCooey's Hexagonal Chess default
1869Grand Chess Abstract fairychess
1869Shatranj Alfaerie-CSS
2066Circular Chess default JPG-Motif 2
2165Universal Chess Alfaeries asymmetric Alfaeries-asymmetric Alfaerie reversed-symmetric73 reversed-symmetric24 Alfaerie40std JM-CC
2262Gross Chess default fairychess
2361Modern Shatranj carrillo Modern_Shatranj carrillo2
2459Latrunculi XXI Set2 Set1 Set9 Set8 Set3 Set4 Set7
2555Falcon Chess Alfaerie
2555Sac Chess default Default-Alternate Default-Abstract abstract Default-Standard
2555Shako Cazaux standard newcazaux
2853Makruk (Thai chess) Alfaerie2r Alfaerie3 Alfaerie Alfaerie2 Alfaerie4
2952Petteia XXI Set7 Set2 Set1 Set6 Set9 Set4 Set3 Set8
2952Caïssa Britannia default
3149Kamikaze Mortal Shogi Symbolic Japanese-CSS Japanese-PNG
3248Opulent Chess Alfaerie AlfaerieNew NoRules
3347Capablanca Chess default capa final capa defaultvvv
3446Maorider Chess default Maorider Chess Checkered
3545Crazyhouse Galactic
36414-WAY CHESS 4-WAY CHESS
3641Euchess Euchess default
3838Dimension X Dimension X
3838Anti-King Chess II Alfaerie
3838shako_balbo default standard
4137Catapults of Troy
4137Maxima Galactic
4336Glinski's Hexagonal Chess (Symmetric) Default
4336Wildebeest Chess default Wildebeest Chess Wildebeest Chess with rules Wildebeest
4336Moderate Progressive Chess default Silver-Gifford
4634Colossus Quad rules
4634Shatranji default
4634Pocket Shogi Copper default
4932Seirawan Chess Seirawan Chess seirawan(big) seirawan2(big)
5031Great Shatranj Great Shatranj D Great Shatranj R
Total Variants Listed: 50
Total Games Played: 4263


Written by Fergus Duniho
WWW Page Created: 07 April 2015