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Military Chess. 19th century commercial chess variant. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2012-02-13 UTC
Thanks for the comments. I made a few small corrections, and added another possible setup. Hans

Official Football Chess. Variant from the 1960's with pieces replaced by football players. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2012-01-21 UTC
I've added the game to the Setup category. Thanks for the comments!

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2012-01-17 UTC
If someone owns this game, and wants to send me (h.l.bodlaender@uu.nl) some digital pictures that I can add for illustration to the page? That would be nice, thanks!

And who knows information on the name of the inventor?


Chess without pawns ZIP file. Variant where only kings can take and no pawns are used.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2012-01-17 UTC
Unfortunately, I forgot how to speak Zillions. Who translates for me the Zillions back to English (or Dutch or German)? Thanks!

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2012-01-15 UTC
Thanks for the comment. I've corrected now the diagram. Hans

Dragonchess (R). Commercial large chess variant. (16x10, Cells: 124) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2012-01-01 UTC
Yes, the game looks quite interesting, and from the pictures of the website, it certainly is beautifully made.

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2012-01-01 UTC
I don't understand the comment by Doug. What is the point that is tried to be made?

Contest to design a 10-chess variant. Cebrating 10 years of Chess Variant Pages with a contest to design a chess variant.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2005-10-25 UTC
Oh, and please vote for the finals! And thanks to all who voted in the first round.

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2005-10-25 UTC
Apologies for the very long delay. I was too busy with other things, and the contest was too long delayed. Clearly, the voting time for the second round has to be extended (otherwise it would be over before starting). To speed things up: each voter (finalists cannot vote) can send an email to me listing the games from good to less good.

Congratulations to all who made the finals, and again apologies.


Rules of Chess (part 6). Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2005-08-08 UTC
All pieces, except the enemy king, can move to the space next to the king.

A king can take a piece that checks it.

Voting on the contest to design a 10-chess variant. Voting rules and grouping of the games in four sets.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2005-06-30 UTC
Email voting now is abolished. Please vote using the automated scripts. Fergus: thanks a lot for these script pages!

Index to square graphics: rotated fantasy pieces. Images of rotated fantasy pieces for the creation of diagrams.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2005-06-29 UTC
Here are the requested rotated items; I've made them now my laptop is back
from repairs.
Email me if there are other requests.

Contest to design a 10-chess variant. Cebrating 10 years of Chess Variant Pages with a contest to design a chess variant.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2005-06-08 UTC
We'll move the voting dates accordingly. By the way, people are encouraged to vote, but in this contest, voting is not required to be elegible for winning. (See rules.)

Index to square graphics: rotated fantasy pieces. Images of rotated fantasy pieces for the creation of diagrams.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2005-06-07 UTC
I can do this. Requests like these can also be sent directly to me; see
http://www.cs.uu.nl/staff/hansb.html for my email address.

Thanks for the interest in these graphics, Hans

Contest to design a 10-chess variant. Cebrating 10 years of Chess Variant Pages with a contest to design a chess variant.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2005-05-28 UTC
The two games by Glenn are added to those submitted to the contest; I
decided to accept the games for the contest. They'll be added to the list
above in the near future. 

Apologies for the delay in the voting page; we hope to have it up soon.

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2005-05-16 UTC
We now have all games on the website, except one non-competing game. If yours is not here, contact us please a.s.a.p.! The voting page is planned to be up soon. Many thanks to all contributors! <p> Hans Bodlaender

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2005-05-03 UTC
We're currently adding the entries to the webpage. If yours is not yet here, please wait a few days. Hans Bodlaender

Photo of Tamerlane Chess set. Photo of home made set of historic chess variant.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2003-02-03 UTC
Super cardinals chess is an affordable chess variant with a 10 by 10 board,
and one can play the European type of checkers with the set too.

84 Spaces Contest Jury members. Please consider becoming a judge for the 84 squares contest![All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2003-02-03 UTC
Thanks to all who volunteer. I've added those who volunteerd to the respective groups. We prefer judges who can play all games. With two jury members in group A, and three for groups B and C, I think we're `in pretty good shape'. Perhaps, still one more volunteer for group A??? <p> Would March 31 be a reasonable date for having the first round judging done??

Counsellor Chess. Variant on 12 by 8 board that adds Elephants and Counsellors. (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2003-01-29 UTC
I've corrected the diagram. Hans

84 Spaces Contest. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2002-12-16 UTC
I think the only fair division is a random division. I propose that I'll make a random division in three groups (any other number doesn't divide 33 fair, and 11 groups is too much.) <p> For fairness, I should either give games of the same author always to the same group, or allways to two different groups. <p> I'll try to make such a possible division soon.

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2002-12-06 UTC
If you are interested in being in the judges team, then please post a remark here, or send an email to the editors at chessvariants dot com email address. <p> Details on the procedure will follow later, but I lack some time next week.

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2002-12-04 UTC
Answering a question below: my idea is that judges should play each game at least once, and may do so, either with Zillions, friends and family members, or against other judges, as they wish. <p> Given the positive response to the proposal, I'll make it more detailed very soon. <p> Hans

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2002-12-02 UTC
With the not yet processed entries, there will be 33 competing games in this contest. What about the following method for judging: everyone can volunteer to become part of the team of judges. The games will be split more or less randomly in three groups of 11 games each. Every judge will be assigned to one group - this should be a group without any game he invented himself. The judges of a group select, following some prescribed protocol, the, say, top three games of the group. <p> Everyone lucky enough to have a game in the finals is removed from the team of judges, and then the judges select the winners from the nine games in the finals. <p> What do you think of this plan? If you like it, would you be willing to be a judge and look to in total 17 games (first 11, then another 6)?

L. Fun contest: Help us create a new chess variant by committee.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2002-11-15 UTC
I made a `forum' to discuss this at our <A href='http://forum.chessvariants.com'>discussion board</a>. You find it under the name `Camel Chess' below `Chess Variants'. Hans

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