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The Chess Variant Pages



This page is written by the game's inventor, Brian Wong.

Terror Chess

Terror Chess is a Large Chess Variant played on an 11x11 board. It was created by Brian Wong in January 2000.


All the standard chess pieces in Terror Chess move in the same way they do in normal chess. The additional pieces of the Cardinal, Marshall, and Terror are all well known chess variant pieces. The Cardinal moves as a Bishop or a Knight. The Marshall moves as a Rook or a Knight. And the Terror (a.k.a. the Amazon) moves as a Queen or Knight.

The idea behind Terror Chess came to me after playing some other large chess variants which used the Marshall and Cardinal with the standard chess set. Games like Capablanca's Large Chess--thus having pieces representing all dual combinations of the three basic piece movement types: bishop movement, knight movement, and rook movement. Terror Chess adds in the Terror, which combines all three movement types.

A ZRF file for playing Terror Chess with Zillions of Games is available for download here:


Written by Brian Wong and Fergus Duniho
WWW Page Created: Thu Jan 20, 2000; Last Updated: Wed Jan 26, 2000