5. Chess variants on different grid-based boards


These chess variants are played on grid-based, but non-rectangular boards.

Stepped


Balbo's Chess

Played on a diamond-shaped board.

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Diagonal Oblong Chess

Played on a board with diagonal grid. Orthogonal and diagonal directions swap roles.

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Big Diagonal Chess

Played on a big square-like board with diagonal grid.

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Ladder Chess

Played on a stepped board.

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Modified square


Adjutant Chess

The board got four new squares in the corners.

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Shifted Chess (H)

The half of the board is shifted by one horizontally.

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Shifted Chess (V)

The half of the board is shifted by one vertically.

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Shifted Chess (H+V)

The quarters of the board are shifted by one in both directions.

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Other


Cross Chess

The board is cross-shaped.

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L-Chess

The board is L-shaped. The players start sideways of each other.

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