The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Gross Chess, our featured variant for June, 2023.

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Mage Chess II

Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Undergoing repairs.

The queen may move normally only to any adjacent square, or may swap places with any piece on either side. Rooks cannot be captured and cannot capture. Queens do not capture.

Game by Oliver Xymoron.

Simple Chess Variants

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