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.

Wider


Active Chess

Nine files, one more queen

Try alone  ·  List games (8)


Wide chess

Wider board (10x8), more minor pieces

Try alone  ·  List games (5)


Wide chess II.

Even wider board (12x8), even more minor pieces

Try alone  ·  List games (28)

Farther – nearer


Far chess (10)

Larger distance (8x10)

Try alone  ·  List games (15)


Far chess (9)

Larger distance (8x9)

Try alone  ·  List games (3)


Near chess (7)

Smaller distance (8x7)

Try alone  ·  List games (7)


Near chess (6)

Even smaller distance (8x6)

Try alone  ·  List games (2)

Narrower


Narrow chess (6)

6x8 board (more possibilites)

Try alone  ·  List games (2)


Narrow chess (5)

5x8 board (more possibilities)

Try alone  ·  List games (1)


Narrow chess (4)

4x8 board (more possibilities)

Try alone  ·  List games (2)

Smaller


Los Alamos Chess

6x6 board, no bishops

Try alone  ·  List games (5)


Diana Chess

6x6 board, no queen

Try alone  ·  List games (3)


Mallett Chess (6x6)

6x6 board, bishops against knights

Try alone  ·  List games (4)


5x6 Chess

5x6 board (more possibilities)

Try alone  ·  List games (6)


5x5 Chess

5x5 board (more possibilities)

Try alone  ·  List games (7)


4x6 Chess

4x6 board (more possibilities)

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4x5 Chess

4x5 board (more possibilities)

Try alone  ·  List games (18)


Microchess

4x5 board, single pawn

Try alone  ·  List games (27)