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.

Chancellor and archbishop

Chancellor = Rook + KnightArchbishop = 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


Gothic Chess

10x8 board, with chancellor and archbishop


Janus Chess

10x8 board, with two archbishops


Almost Chess

Chancellor replaces the queen


Sort of Almost Chess

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


Chigorin Chess

White has chancellor and knights, Black has queen and bishops

Superqueen

Superqueen = Queen + Knight

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


Superqueen Chess

Superqueen instead of queen


Superqueen Chess II.

Both queen and superqueen on a larger board


Perfect Chess

Each rook-bishop-knight combination occurs exactly once

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


Nightrider Chess III.

Wider board with many nightriders

Short rook

Short rook = Rook ≤ 4

The short rook can move only four squares at once.


Top-heavy Chess

Queens are superqueens, rooks are short rooks


Half Top-heavy Chess

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

Other


Augmented Knight

The knights are extended with a new power


Asymmetric Augmented Knight

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


Centaur Chess

The centaur moves like the knight or the king


Grasshopper Chess

The grasshopper moves by jumping over an other piece