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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Roberto Lavieri.

Zone X

By Roberto Lavieri



Zone X is a variant of FIDE-Chess with a few elements inspired by Achernar


Standard Chess board, pieces, and setup, with the following exception. In Zone X there is a special zone, called X, formed by the squares on 4th. And 5th. Rank. 


All major pieces are as Chess, with the following exceptions.


All pieces in this game, except the Pawns and Kings, have a non-capturing movement that allows the piece go from any square outside Zone X into any empty square within Zone X. But once in Zone X, the piece can ONLY move and capture with its normal movement. 

Computer Play

Now you can play ZONE X if you have installed on your Computer a Registered version of ZILLIONS OF GAMES. You can Download the ZONE X ZRF and graphics here at the below link. (Author: Roberto Lavieri) 


Standard Chess equipment may be used.