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Chess Variant Construction Set. Putting together a set of materials for playing several different Chess variants.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Fri, Feb 24, 2023 10:15 PM UTC in reply to Amanda@amandaromanel from Fri Jan 21 2022 11:16 PM:

I added an affiliate link to the URL you left, because this site is now an affiliate of

Amanda@amandaromanel wrote on Fri, Jan 21, 2022 11:16 PM UTC in reply to Piotr Grochowski from Sun Feb 11 2018 04:41 PM:

How you get 4 player chess pieces is go to and buy colored chess pieces- they even sell 4 player chess boards!

B.E. Dolata wrote on Sun, May 9, 2021 09:03 PM UTC:

This set may be of interest to anyone who's looking for a budget set of fairy pieces.

Faerie Chess

fennaixelphox wrote on Mon, Apr 5, 2021 01:53 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★

I'm working on making one of these with custom-built clay pieces!

Tristen Thielman wrote on Mon, Apr 5, 2021 03:59 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★

I'm working on making one of these with custom-built clay pieces!

Piotr Grochowski wrote on Sun, Feb 11, 2018 04:41 PM UTC:

Can I get every recommendation in Chess Variant Construction Set twice? What boards and cuts do you recommend for hexagonal chess? What pieces for four player chess?

🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Sun, Feb 28, 2016 02:51 AM UTC:
This is a major update, replacing outdated recommendations with recommendations for currently available products. For some reason, the What's New text is not showing up on the front page.

🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 11:28 PM UTC:
See this: Where can I get a nice set for Capablanca Chess?

Malcolm McLeod wrote on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 12:30 AM UTC:
Where can I now purchase a gothic chess set, seeing as the website is down?

Ian Johnson wrote on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 12:29 AM UTC:
Is there any place I can purchase a gothic chess set now that the website is down?

Claudio Martins Jaguaribe wrote on Fri, Mar 12, 2010 03:25 AM UTC:
I have a variant, besides the DoR chess, that uses a 14x10 board.

How to play in a 12x12?

And, the phi number for 14 is 10 and for 10 is 14, for 8 is 13...

So in the beauty of the eye, 14x10 is more pleasant than 12x12.


🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Fri, Mar 12, 2010 01:47 AM UTC:
You are, of course, free to use whatever equipment you choose. But drawing a 12x12 board has its limitations. Unless you can fold it, it will be less portable. If a game's board is not rectangular, it becomes harder to use your 12x12 board. Although you might find it easier to draw a 12x12 board than to cut up some floppyboards, and I don't see how it is especially easier, it would not be easier to use the board when playing a game. It would seem easier by far to use a board that exactly matches the dimensions and shape of the game being played. Even if this is not your preference, calling articles on making boards useless has no more merit than a lazy person calling books on exercise useless.

Vitya Makov wrote on Thu, Mar 11, 2010 06:05 PM UTC:
Lol! I don't like to play a game of 10x10 board on a board of 12x12. It's not aesthetic.

Anonymous wrote on Thu, Mar 11, 2010 05:46 PM UTC:Poor ★
Who needs it... It's much easier to just draw 12x12 board (bigger boards
are rare) and just ignore ranks and files wich are not used in game you
playing... Of course, it's possible to draw bigger board... If need board
with unusual squares (like in Smess or Altair) just draw what needed in
certain place in board...
In other words, articles about making boards are useless... However, maybe,
someone will like these boards, i was slightly intersted too.

Jose Carrillo wrote on Wed, Feb 13, 2008 04:33 PM UTC:
Another option to get board segments is to buy the Taurus 4-player Chess board. You get an 8x8 (64 squares) plus 4 segments of 8x3 (24 squares) for a total of 160 squares. For $9.95 per board, you can't go wrong.

Claudio Martins Jaguaribe wrote on Thu, Oct 5, 2006 07:35 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
I'll try it in wood, and with a wooden open frame to keep table pieces
togheter. So, every time I need a board, I cut a frame and put the table
pieces inside.

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