Supported Chess variants

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Deployed variants

Those games are officially released and appear in Jocly game lists. If you see any particular problem while playing or in the rules, credits or description, please report.

Orthodox Chess XiangQi

Chinese Chess

Courier Chess

Middle-age German variant

Makruk

Thai Chess

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Shako

10x10 Chess

Glinski Chess Rollerball

Unusual grid board

Gardner Chess

5x5 Chess

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Brusky Chess Circular Chess

(modern Rules)

Mini Chess 4x4

(4x4 chess)

Mini Chess 4x5

(4x4 chess)

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Micro Chess

(4x5 chess)

Los Alamos Chess Malett Chess Baby Chess
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Chess Attack Byzantine Chess

as played in 10th century

in Byzance

Shatranj

an ancestor of orthodox Chess

Chess 960

Chess with randomized intial setup

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Cylinder Chess Smess

an interesting variant where

squares determine the occupant

piece possible direction(s).

Demi-Chess

good to teach main principles.

Romanchenko's chess

to break the habits.

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Raumschach

5x5x5 Chess

Chess 3D

6x8x3 Chess

McCooey Chess

same board as Glinski

different start and move

de Vasa Chess
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Shafran Chess Capablanca's Chess Carrera's Chess Chancellor Chess
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Gothic Chess Grand Chess Janus Chess Modern Chess
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Wildebeest Chess Amazon Chess Duke of Rutland's chess Gustav III Chess
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Hyderabad Chess Kaiserspiel Chess Sultanspiel Chess Reformed Courier Chess
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Tutti Frutti Chess
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Beta variants

Those games have not been released officially to Jocly as they are not complete. This might missing rules, credits or description, or some details need to be tuned like lighthing or transparency, or we want to release the game with a dedicated set of pieces that we haven't created yet. They are however perfectly playable.

Grid boards

The board is defined with rows and columns (ranks and files).

(all grid boards games deployed)

Multiplan boards

Several grids on top of each other.

(all multiplan boards games deployed)

Hexagonal boards

Boards with various shapes made of hexagons.

(all hexagonal boards games deployed)

Circular boards

(all circular chess are deployed)

Cylinder board

(all cylinder chess deployed)

Alpha variants

Those games are missing major features like a 2D skin or view switch option, or the rules are not coded.

Cubic Chess : on the 6 faces of a dice. More on 360 Chess Authoring.

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Desired variants

Those games will be running on Jocly at some point.

  • Shogi: the popular Japanese chess. This requires that the Jocly chess module supports piece drop.
  • various grid geometries: 4x4 to 12x12, with some squares possibly removed from the board.