The Chess Variant Pages



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

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Monochrome Chess

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

Monochrome Chess

Game by Andrew Looney. You move the units on your side, and score by capturing opposing units. King 10, Queen 9, Rook 5, Bishop 4, Knight 3, Pawn 1. The game ends when your side has no more units. Pawns can move forward or backward.

Thanks to J"org Knappen for help with debugging.

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