[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Chess Variations: Ancient, Regional, and Modern. Book that describes a variety of chess variants.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Anonymous wrote on Fri, May 23, 2003 10:44 PM UTC:Good ★★★★Gollon's book covers the following variants in separate chapters: Two-handed and four-handed Chaturanga; Shatranj; Oblong Chess; Round or Byzantine Chess; Shatranj Kamil (Perfect or Complete Chess) in two forms; Shatranj al-Husun (Citadel Chess); Timur's Chess; other forms of Great Chess; Courier Chess; Chinese, Korean, Japanese, 'intermediate Japanese', Malay, Burmese, and Thai chess; San-Kwo-Chi; Double Chess; Jetan, or Martian Chess; Chancellor Chess; Capablanca's Chess; Kriegspiel; Nieuchess (an Avalon Hill game); and Three-dimensional chess. Each chapter provides some background on the variant described and includes a sample game or two, in addition to the piece descriptions and rules. In a final 'Odds and Ends' chapter, he covers variants playable on a regular 8x8 board plus dice or extra knights. There is also a short section on 'The Construction of Sets' as well.