The site has moved to a new server, and there are now some issues to fix. Please report anything needing fixing with a comment to the homepage.

The Chess Variant Pages

Zillions of Games file for Bank Chess


Object: Checkmate the opponent's King.
Put your assets on the bank for later use!
Any piece apart from the king may be stored outside the board and re-inserted at any later time.
To reinstate a piece, just click on an off-board piece.
The re-insertion of pieces adds a lot of excitement and drama.
Variant 4: Swap variant. You can only place one piece outside the board at any time.
Variants 2, 3, 5, 6 : Every second move must be a standard chess move.
Four Half-Standard Variants invented by Denis Van Straten.

This game first posted at Zillions of Games,;id=84



Download Instructions

The ZRF file and its accompanying graphics are bundled together in a .zip file. These will work with Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules and graphics for.

Instructions on downloading this Zillions file:

Bank Chess is a Zillions-of-Games file. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, Orthodox chess set but with different moving pieces.

Author: Karl Scherer. Inventor: Karl Scherer and Denis van Straten.