Welcome to v[ariant] chess club !
Help ? Demo !
On a variant page, read the rules by clicking on the title "<Variant> rules". Try playing against a human: click the leftmost "new game" button. ...Then, while waiting you can play against a (rather weak) bot or a friend.
All games start with a random assymetric position.
Games are untimed, and played anonymously.
No chat, to rather focus on the moves :)
If you find a bug in a game, please follow this procedure:
1. stop playing: click on the resign button;
2. click on the PGN to download it;
3. send an email to email@example.com with relevant comments and the PGN attached. Thank you!
Please read this before playing ☺
Welcome to vchess.club!
A fun place to play chess variants in real time!
But wait... what is a chess variant?
As suggested by the picture, a variant setup generally looks more or less like a chessboard with regular pieces (otherwise it's no longer a variant but a whole new game!).
Each variant has its own new rules, which can involve
|* different pieces movements|
|* different chessboard(s)|
|* new pieces|
|* moves side effects|
|...and so on|
Example: imagine that a capture is an atomic explosion, wiping all adjacent squares – except the pawns, which as cockroaches can resist this kind of event.
Also state a goal: make the opponent's king explode.
→ Congrats, you defined Atomic chess! (Playable here)
OK, this all sounds interesting, but why would that be fun?
Because all games here start with a random setup: no more boring openings memorization, you have to rely on your chess skills only.
Moreover, I claim that the chosen variants here are fun to play :)
For informations about hundreds (if not thousands!) of variants, you can visit the excellent chessvariants website.
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