The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Metamachy, our featured variant for December, 2023.

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Hunter Falcon Chess

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

Karl Schultz, 1943.

Hunters move straight forward and diagonally back. Falcons move diagonally forward and straight back. You can enter your hunter and your falcon only on the first rank and to replace a lost piece (not pawn). In keeping with the rules described by Pritchard, pawns promote only to hunters and falcons.

Hans Bodlaender's Chess Variants
Hans Bodlaender's Chess Applet

Ed's Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001