This is an early playtest version of the Sublight Chess variant applet (initially posted 8/25/07), just slightly modified from some nicely- considered work attempting a concise introduction to the nature of chess game programming posted in 2002 by Peter Hunter, a Dominican friar in England. Try it out and if you have suggestions send email to feedback.

The gameThe files

Revision notes: Altered piece definitions for Bishop, Rook & Queen to restrict range to 2 squares or less. Averted array index underflow in reps() sbr caused by switching sides at start.

Original (standard) Chess program site link:

For those who want a fairy chess recreation that veers away from the simulation aspects toward the contrivance aspects of the game, look into the info & rules for the mind bending Ultima chess variant written in 1962 by Robert Abbott:

chsG2.html: general category description