4. Chess variants with modified rules


These chess variants change one of the general rules of chess, such as the objective of the game.

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Different king


Knightmate

Checkmate the knight – the kings are regular, capturable pieces

List games (120)  ·  Try the rules


Coregal Chess

Queens are also subject to check and checkmate

List games (37)  ·  Try the rules


Dual Chess

Two kings, winning by checkmating any of them

List games (6)  ·  Try the rules


Weak Dual Chess

Two kings, winning by defeating both

List games (8)  ·  Try the rules


Royalty Transfer Chess

Two kings, only one is active at any time

List games (51)  ·  Try the rules

Different objective


Suicide Chess

Capturing is compulsory, the player who loses all pieces wins

List games (74)  ·  Try the rules


Capture all!

No check or checkmate – players win by capturing all opposing pieces

List games (22)  ·  Try the rules


Dunsany's Chess

White has lots of pawns against Black's usual set

List games (26)  ·  Try the rules


Pawns-Only Chess

Pawns only, and the first promotion wins

List games (10)  ·  Try the rules

Modified movement-rules


Cylinder Chess

The left and right sides of the board are joined, as if the game was played on a cylinder

List games (27)  ·  Try the rules


Bouncing Chess

The bishop and the queen bounce off from the left and the right sides of the board.

List games (14)  ·  Try the rules


Bouncing Chess II.

The bishop and the queen bounce off from the four edges of the board

List games (17)  ·  Try the rules


Berolina Chess

Pawns move diagonally and capture orthogonally forwards

List games (11)  ·  Try the rules


Berolina Chess II.

Pawns move diagonally and capture orthogonally forwards or sideways.

List games (2)  ·  Try the rules

Multimove variants


Double-move Chess

Players move twice per turn

List games (109)  ·  Try the rules


Double-move Pawn Chess

Double-move Chess with only pawns and kings.

List games (15)  ·  Try the rules


Monster Chess

White has only king and some pawns, but moves twice per turn

List games (69)  ·  Try the rules