"How can we make anything more from just these black and white squares?"
My answer to that question is: with imagination, much! There are lots of people that agree with me and there are several hundreds (thousands?) of different games based on chess, called chess variants (CV's). I present here, my 2 cents to this increasing Universe. I hope you'll enjoy it!
|My ZoG Files|
|The Weak Square of the Jumping King|
|Different Armies (CVs by Ralph Betza)|
|Magnetic Chess (together with Fergus Duniho)|
|Promotions & Demotions|
|The Knightliest Black Hole|
|Image Files for Zillions (16 pieces, 45 Kb)|
|Chess Challenges (if you have any suggestion, please tell me)|
|Reversing the Arrow of Time|
|The 36 gifts|
|Proposals for Zillions 2|
|Mutators - The mechanics for changing games|
The Chess Variant Pages [what's ?]
|The 1st infinitely expandable PC gaming system. Need to say more?|
|MindSports - An arena for abstract and board game players.|
|The 4th Mind Sports Olympiad in London, August 2000.|
Yahoo! Clubs chessvariants. Yahoo! Clubs abstract games.
Variations on Go - my variants around the game of GO
Abstract Games Magazine - the name says it all!
AISE: The Italian Association of Chess Variants. Contact Alessandro Castelli.
NOST: The Knights of the Square Table
BCVS: The British Chess Variant Society
|A new place to play free chess, attend Lectures watch Banter Chess, chat, view live chess games, and much more!|
The Best Chess Tables website - Looking for a Chess Table?
ItaProb : Mailing list (Italian and English) for Chess Problems and ChessBoard puzzles. Contact Mario Velucchi.
Check Jean-Louis Cazaux's Chess Site. He wrote already two books on Chess, the Guide des Echecs exotiques et insolites and L'Univers des Echecs.
Andy Kurnia'sand Richard Rognlies's PBeM Servers
Play online at FICS (USA), at PICS (Portugal), or in other places. To get a chess client, try downloading this one.
Chess Variant pages from Ralph Betza [currently not available]
Last modified: 23/04/02 by Joćo Pedro Neto
The two main ingredients for good ideas are to read and to discuss! I would like to thank all the people that in the past or now, had or have the interest to talk about these subjects, especially Ralph Betza, Bill Taylor and Claude Chaunier.