3. Chess variants with fairy chess pieces


These chess variants involve new chess pieces, which do not exist in standard chess, but are similar to those.

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Chancellor and archbishop

Chancellor = Rook + Knight

Archbishop = Bishop + Knight

The chancellor combines the power of the rook and the knight.

The archbishop combines the power of the bishop and the knight.


Capablanca's Chess

10x8 board, with chancellor and archbishop

List games (69)  ·  Try the rules


Gothic Chess

10x8 board, with chancellor and archbishop

List games (20)  ·  Try the rules


Janus Chess

10x8 board, with two archbishops

List games (46)  ·  Try the rules


Almost Chess

Chancellor replaces the queen

List games (31)  ·  Try the rules


Sort of Almost Chess

White has chancellor instead of queen, while Black still has queen

List games (10)  ·  Try the rules


Chigorin Chess

White has chancellor and knights, Black has queen and bishops

List games (76)  ·  Try the rules

Superqueen

Superqueen = Queen + Knight

The superqueen combines the power of the queen and the knight.


Superqueen Chess

Superqueen instead of queen

List games (38)  ·  Try the rules


Superqueen Chess II.

Both queen and superqueen on a larger board

List games (25)  ·  Try the rules


Perfect Chess

Each rook-bishop-knight combination occurs exactly once

List games (104)  ·  Try the rules

Nightrider

Nightrider = KnightKnight...

The nightrider is like the knight, but it can continue leaping in the same direction.


Nightrider Chess

One knight is a nightrider

List games (18)  ·  Try the rules


Nightrider Chess II.

Both knights are nightriders

List games (33)  ·  Try the rules


Nightrider Chess III.

Wider board with many nightriders

List games (20)  ·  Try the rules

Short rook

Short rook = Rook ≤ 4

The short rook can move only four squares at once.


Short Rook Chess

One rook is a short rook

List games (8)  ·  Try the rules


Short Rook Chess II.

Both rooks are short rooks

List games (21)  ·  Try the rules


Top-heavy Chess

Queens are superqueens, rooks are short rooks

List games (25)  ·  Try the rules


Half Top-heavy Chess

White has superqueen and short rooks against Black's usual set

List games (25)  ·  Try the rules

Other


Augmented Knight

The knights are extended with a new power

List games (28)  ·  Try the rules


Asymmetric Augmented Knight

The knights are extended with a new power, but different for the two players

List games (14)  ·  Try the rules


Centaur Chess

The centaur moves like the knight or the king

List games (12)  ·  Try the rules


Grasshopper Chess

The grasshopper moves by jumping over an other piece

List games (14)  ·  Try the rules