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

9x8 board, one more queen


Wide chess – 10

10x8 board, more minor pieces


Wide chess – 11

11x8 board, more minor pieces


Wide chess – 12

12x8 board, more minor pieces

Farther


Far chess – 9

8x9 board, larger distance


Far chess – 10

8x10 board, larger distance


Far chess – 11

8x11 board, larger distance


Far chess – 12

8x12 board, larger distance

Nearer


Near chess – 7

8x7 board, shorter distance


Near chess – 6

8x6 board, shorter distance

Narrower

Smaller


Mallett Chess – 6x6

6x6 board, bishops against knights


Microchess

4x5 board, single pawn