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

9x8 board, one more queen

List games (13)  ·  Try the rules


Wide chess – 10

10x8 board, more minor pieces

List games (9)  ·  Try the rules


Wide chess – 11

11x8 board, more minor pieces

List games (21)  ·  Try the rules


Wide chess – 12

12x8 board, more minor pieces

List games (46)  ·  Try the rules

Farther


Far chess – 9

8x9 board, larger distance

List games (14)  ·  Try the rules


Far chess – 10

8x10 board, larger distance

List games (33)  ·  Try the rules


Far chess – 11

8x11 board, larger distance

List games (9)  ·  Try the rules


Far chess – 12

8x12 board, larger distance

List games (219)  ·  Try the rules

Nearer


Near chess – 7

8x7 board, shorter distance

List games (20)  ·  Try the rules


Near chess – 6

8x6 board, shorter distance

List games (25)  ·  Try the rules

Narrower

Smaller


Diana Chess

6x6 board, no queen

List games (4)  ·  Try the rules


Mallett Chess – 6x6

6x6 board, bishops against knights

List games (6)  ·  Try the rules


Microchess

4x5 board, single pawn

List games (38)  ·  Try the rules