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This page is written by the game's inventor, Ben Good.

CRAZY 38's

A 38 square chess variant by Ben Good

Crazy 38's is a chess variant I invented as an entry in Hans Bodlaender's 38 challenge, which requires a 38 square board.

These rules assume that the reader is familiar with chess and shogi.

The Rules

The Board
The Pieces
The Starting Setup
A Final Word

Written by Ben Good.
You can also look to Ben's own copy of these webpages. (That copy doesn't have all the usual headers and footers of the Chess Variant Pages, and may give, depending on location and connections, a faster download.
This is (part of) a submission to the contest to design a chess variant on a board with 38 squares.
WWW page created: February 3, 1998.