Chess Variants for the Clinically Insane
Because you can never take chess variants too far.
- •Knightmare ChessChess meets Magic: the Gathering. Move a piece, then play a card that changes a rule or allows a special ability. One of my favorite games of all time.
- •Tile ChessThe chess pieces are the board spaces.
- •ProteusDice that mutate from one piece to another.
- •Rogue ChessCards let pieces do special moves.
- •King DownTotal re-imagining of chess.
- •Obstruction ChessChess with force fields. Actually pretty shitty pieces. Use the rules and proxy the obstructions.
- •ShuuroBuild your army wargame style. Take the field with a traditional army, 14 pawns and a queen, or something equally ludicrous. The expansion, Toranga, adds two more players.
- •LokaAn even more ludicrous version of Shuuro that adds random successes and traps.
- •Musketeer ChessA series of 10 new chess pieces and rules to play with them. The most "normal" variant on the list.
- •PlunderChessIf you capture a piece, you get its move.
- •Regimental ChessMulti-board chess. Pieces are grouped into units that move and attack together
- •Rooked!An out-of-print print-on-demand card deck. Apparently, the designer put it on Game Crafter with a major misprint (one card front is actually the card back from another game), then disappeared.
- •Bonus: MetaCheckersA checkers variant with chess-like special moves.