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Chess with Different Periods

This is a rules file for Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules to. With Zillions-of-Games installed, this rules file will let you play this game against your computer.

A Turn-related variant of  Los Alamos Chess. Players may play with many modest variants.

This ZRF only provides 10 modest variants: 

Brickchucking Chess
Invented by Alan Holloway and Gary Smith in 1975. Pieces may not move backwards, but may still give check and mate backwards.

Brotherhood Chess
Invented by Gianluca Vecchi in 1993. Except for kings and pawns, a piece cannot capture one of its own kind.

Cannibal Chess
Invented by unknown. Except for kings, when a piece takes another piece, its become the movement abilities of the piece it has taken.

Job Change Chess
Invented by Yu Ren Dong in 2009. Knight entering into the last line becomes Rook; Rook becomes Queen; Queen becomes Rook.

Kamikaze Chess
Invented by Benjamin Glover Laws in 1928. Except for the king, a piece making a capture is removed from the board together with the captured piece.

Los Alamos chess
Invented by Paul Stein and Mark Wells in 1956. This game is played on a 6¡Ñ6 board without bishops. There is no pawn double-move,en passant capture, no castling. Pawns may not promote to bishops.

Modified Round Chess
Invented by Rudolf Schwind in 1977. Queens and rooks may move around the concentric tracks.

Self Eliminator Chess
Invented by John Gallicano and Steve Mann in 1997. A piece may take their friendly pieces.

Start Again Chess
Invented by David Brine Pritchard in 1990. A piece which left the original squares of its kind may return if vacant.

Teamster Chess
Invented by Tony Paletta in 2001. Moving forwards Pawn pull one friendly piece behind it.

Welcome CVfans to add other modest variants.

Sadly, this ZRF is not able to tell the draw of repetition. Wish someone would fix this bug in the furture.

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By Yu Ren Dong.
Web page created: 2009-07-02. Web page last updated: 2009-07-02