2. Chess variants with different board sizes


These chess variants are played on a rectangular board, but not on the usual 8x8.

Otherwise the rules and the pieces are the same.

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Wider


Active Chess

Nine files, one more queen

List games (8)  ·  Try the rules


Wide chess – 10

10x8 board, more minor pieces

List games (6)  ·  Try the rules


Wide chess – 11

11x8 board, more minor pieces

List games (1)  ·  Try the rules


Wide chess – 12

12x8 board, more minor pieces

List games (31)  ·  Try the rules

Farther

Nearer

Narrower


Narrow chess – 6

6x8 board (more possibilites)

List games (4)  ·  Try the rules


Narrow chess – 5

5x8 board (more possibilities)

List games (1)  ·  Try the rules


Narrow chess – 4

4x8 board (more possibilities)

List games (3)  ·  Try the rules

Smaller


Los Alamos Chess

6x6 board, no bishops

List games (5)  ·  Try the rules


Diana Chess

6x6 board, no queen

List games (3)  ·  Try the rules


Mallett Chess – 6x6

6x6 board, bishops against knights

List games (4)  ·  Try the rules


5x6 Chess

5x6 board (more possibilities)

List games (4)  ·  Try the rules


5x5 Chess

5x5 board (more possibilities)

List games (7)  ·  Try the rules


4x6 Chess

4x6 board (more possibilities)

List games (1)  ·  Try the rules


4x5 Chess

4x5 board (more possibilities)

List games (15)  ·  Try the rules


Microchess

4x5 board, single pawn

List games (29)  ·  Try the rules