The Chess Variant Pages

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The Random Tag


Chess is normally understood as a perfect information game with no random elements, whereas many unrelated games use dice, spinners, or cards to introduce randomness into the game. This tag is for Chess variants that introduce some kind of random element. This may include a random setup, a random selection of legal moves, or cards that give players special powers or introduce rule changes.