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Steve Jackson Games has offered three variant games for chess fans. All of them feature attractive components and interesting rules . . . adding new variety to the beauty of chess itself.


Knightmare Chess In Knightmare Chess, the cards break the rules in wild and unpredictable ways. Some affect a single move, and some change the entire game. Knightmare Chess plays quickly out of the box, but it also includes variants, and it's easy for players to customize. The possibilities are endless, and so is the fun!

This edition includes Knightmare Chess 2, for a total of 158 beautiful cards, each painted by Rogério Vilela. Bonus: two blank cards for those who want to create their own fiendish, clever rules.

Note: Knightmare Chess requires a working knowledge of chess and a chess set to play.

Tile Chess Tile Chess is chess without boundaries. All you need are the tiles. Each tile represents a chess piece, and as you place the tiles, you create the board. You can play Tile Chess just about anywhere with up to three opponents!

Note: Tile Chess requires a working knowledge of chess and a chess set to play.


The following games are out of print . . . that is, we are completely out, and have no current plans to reprint it. The best way to find a copy of an out-of-print game is to check eBay or contact a dealer in out-of-print games.


Proteus Proteus uses special dice to represent the chess pieces. By turning a die, you can make it more or less powerful . . . your pieces start as pawns and can promote all the way to Queens! The game is easy to learn, but mastering the intricate strategies will prove much harder . . .

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