Chess variants


Alphabetical list

By categories:

1. Different initial positions

The only difference from chess is the initial position

(23 variants)

2. Different board sizes

Played on a rectangular board, but not on the usual 8x8

(22 variants)

3. Fairy chess pieces

New chess pieces appear

(20 variants)

4. Modified rules

Differ from chess in a general rule, like the objective

(18 variants)

5. Different lattice board

Still square lattice boards, but not rectangular shape

(10 variants)

6. Hexagonal boards

Played on boards with hexagonal fields

(8 variants)

7. Other kinds of boards

Played on special boards different from the previous ones

(4 variants)

8. Three-player chess

Chess variants for three players

(5 variants)

9. Four-player chess

Team based chess variants for four players

(8 variants)