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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
1435Shogi default Japanese-PNG Japanese-CSS Motif-CSS Symbolic
2241Chess 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
3215Chinese Chess GB-set fairychess
4179Symmetric Chess default rules
5172Janggi default SWAP
6165Chu Shogi chu
6165Chess JPG-Alfaerie default Chess3 fairychess CSS-Motif PNG-Magnetic JPG-Alfaeriev
8154Glinski'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
10135Cetran 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
1395Eurasian Chess newrules Eurasian
1493Alice Chess default MagneticPieces alf
1579Rococo Alfaerie
1677Omega Chess Alfaerie Omega Chess
1776McCooey's Hexagonal Chess default
1869Shatranj Alfaerie-CSS
1968Grand Chess Abstract fairychess
2065Universal Chess Alfaeries asymmetric Alfaeries-asymmetric Alfaerie reversed-symmetric73 reversed-symmetric24 Alfaerie40std JM-CC
2164Circular Chess default JPG-Motif 2
2261Gross Chess default fairychess
2360Modern Shatranj carrillo Modern_Shatranj carrillo2
2457Latrunculi XXI Set2 Set1 Set9 Set8 Set3 Set4 Set7
2555Falcon Chess Alfaerie
2652Shako Cazaux newcazaux standard
2751Makruk (Thai chess) Alfaerie2r Alfaerie3 Alfaerie Alfaerie2 Alfaerie4
2751Caïssa Britannia default
2950Sac Chess default Default-Alternate Default-Abstract abstract
3049Kamikaze Mortal Shogi Symbolic Japanese-CSS Japanese-PNG
3146Maorider Chess default Maorider Chess Checkered
3146Capablanca Chess default capa final capa defaultvvv
3344Opulent Chess Alfaerie NoRules AlfaerieNew
3344Crazyhouse Galactic
3543Petteia XXI Set7 Set2 Set1 Set9 Set6 Set3 Set8 Set4
3641Euchess Euchess default
36414-WAY CHESS 4-WAY CHESS
3838Anti-King Chess II Alfaerie
3838Dimension X Dimension X
4036shako_balbo default standard
4036Maxima Galactic
4036Moderate Progressive Chess default Silver-Gifford
4335Glinski's Hexagonal Chess (Symmetric) Default
4335Catapults of Troy
4335Wildebeest Chess default Wildebeest Chess Wildebeest Chess with rules Wildebeest
4634Colossus Quad rules
4733Pocket Shogi Copper default
4832Seirawan Chess Seirawan Chess seirawan(big) seirawan2(big)
4931Shatranji default
4931Great Shatranj Great Shatranj D Great Shatranj R
Total Variants Listed: 50
Total Games Played: 4149


Written by Fergus Duniho
WWW Page Created: 07 April 2015