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The Chess Variant Pages


Dragonchess is a commercial chess variant, first published in 2005. The game is played on a 10 by 10 board, with in addition two side lanes of 3 by 4 squares. Players have the usual chess pieces, two extra pawns, and two dragons. Dragons move like queens, but at most three squares.

The game is produced by a Canadian company Dragon Chess Inc. The company also has a computer version for the Xbox 360. With the set (and the computer version), you can also play standard chess.

The sets have beautiful pieces in 'medieval' style.

Dragon Chess setup

More information can be found on the website of the company producing this game:

Written by Hans Bodlaender. Do not confuse this game with a game with a similar name, invented by Dungeons and Dragons inventor Gary Gygax.
WWW page created: December 31, 2011.