The site has moved to a new server, and there are now some issues to fix. Please report anything needing fixing with a comment to the homepage.

The Chess Variant Pages

Recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Edge do not support Java. Internet Explorer and Safari should still support it. Besides that, recent versions of Java will block this script unless you add to your Java exceptions list. You should find this in the Security tab of your Java control panel.

Bughouse Chess

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Bughouse Chess here.
Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Units captured on one board join the reserves on the other board and may be added instead of moving a unit. Here "Bughouse Rules" are in effect, and you may place a unit to check or mate the opposing king. Promoted units that are passed revert to pawns. The first team to checkmate on one board wins. This is a very popular chess variant.

Bughouse Chess and Tandem Chess
Bughouse Chess Rules

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

Bug Reports -- Thank you! Keep them coming!

Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001