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This is a list of games use a Chessboard.

NameDescriptionMin PlayersMax PlayersNumber of colorsTrios per colorGame MechanicsStatus
3-HighCooperatively assemble the five trees without running out of cards.1451CooperativeComplete
A-A-Arctic KetteringAbstract225UnknownComplete
AebGrow your forces and destroy the enemy.2445NonePlaytesting
Alchemy ICENoughts and crosses with randomized "symbols" of five different types.2655UnknownComplete
AntshouseAnts running the gauntlet over a pavement while mean kids tries to splat them.241 per player5UnknownComplete
ArenaRoll a D20 to knock down as many pyramids as possible2445UnknownComplete
Attactics2425Unknowncomplete?
AutomatonThis is a Robotic Combat game2445Simultaneous actionComplete
Battle RoyalA Chesslike game for a TreeHouse set241 per player1Unknowncomplete?
Battle Zone253UnknownComplete
Behind Enemy LinesMultiplayer war based game241 per player2Roll and moveInitial design
Blam!Looking for someone to shove? Strategize in Blam! with two to four elbow-room seekers.241 per player5UnknownComplete
Block ur Friends aka BurFInspired by the game Saikoro where board options are removed, in this one it fills2444Blocking, Dice RollingNearly Complete
Branches & Twigs & ThornsPlayers build branching tree structures from a root, trying to always branch from their own pieces, not their opponent's.241 per player5UnknownComplete
Breakthrough225UnknownInitial design
BridgeA strategy game where you try to connect opposing edges of an 8x8 board.224MovementInitial design
Cardinal ConnectionsIn Cardinal Connections, players try to make more pyramids point towards themselves than toward the other players.2414BoardComplete
Carrots and BroccoliA abstract game about planning a garden2451 per playerTimer, IceDiceComplete
Chicken RunA whimsical chicken roundup with overly enthusiastic spectators2101Chessboard, DiceComplete
Chivalry225UnknownComplete
Civil-ice-ation3675UnknownComplete
CryosquareDynamic two-player, two-stash connection game played on a chessboard.225UnknownInitial design
Crystal FormationCreate crystals formed into trees while trying to influence the development of your opponents nodes.261 per player5 or moreUnknownComplete
DNAMutate pieces in your gene pool2445UnknownComplete
DeceptionIn Deception, players try to get their secret pyramid to the other end of the board while avoiding capture.265UnknownInitial design
Diamond MineCollect Diamonds from hidden Veins246 (2 must be opaque)5UnknownComplete
Drag RaceAn abstract race game of second guessing in second gear.252UnknownComplete
ErebusicehouseA darkly-themed game of Life, Death, War, Disease, and Soul collection265Unknowncomplete?
ExtinctionTwo races of creatures fight to make the other go extinct.225CaptureComplete
FolioAn abstract strategy game for two players inspired by Quarto242UnknownComplete
Force Field FactionsAn abstract strategy game loosely inspired by Homeworlds and RAMBots2103UnknownInitial design
GeomancyThe Game of Casting and Recasting261 per player5Unknowncomplete?
GnaqushHop to the other end of the board and promote your pieces2445UnknownComplete
Gridlock445UnknownComplete
Horde RunnersA game of strategy involving theft and two players.245Steal, RunComplete
HostagesBe the first player to rescue all 5 of your hostages by returning them to your base.225NoneComplete
HuntA hunt in a deadly maze2452UnknownComplete
Ice DraughtsAdvanced variant of Draughts241 per player3UnknownPlaytesting
Ice LadyA variant of Turkish checkers, aka Dama, using Icehouse pieces.224Unknowncomplete?
Ice Storm351 per player5UnknownComplete
Ice3110045Stackingcomplete?
IceDamThis is a multiplayer variant of IceSickle.241 per player5UnknownComplete
IceDuelA miniatures-oriented, arena duel game with an unusual character creation format.2445Color powersInitial design
Icebomb Arena4545UnknownInitial design
Imperial ShuffleBlock your opponent's Emperor from being able to move245UnknownComplete
Invaders of MarsPlayers take turns fleeing from a powerful alien menace bent on using them as fodder for breeding until only one player is left standing.241 per player + 15 for 2 players, 10 for 4 playersCapture, NoneComplete
KotraA dice strategy game similar to Backgammon, played on a chessboard.2425MovementComplete
LeechCapture your opponents' pieces and their score2452UnknownInitial design
MadRobotsAn rough initial design2853Programmable MovementInitial Design
Martian ChaturajiBased on a strategy game that predates Chess2445UnknownComplete
Martian ChessColorless simplified chess nevertheless has subtle strategy241 per player3ColorlessComplete
Martian GoPlayers build branching tree structures from a root, trying to always branch from their own pieces, not their opponent's.241 per player5UnknownComplete
Martian GunslingerAn abstract Western theme boardgame with a checkerboard2452Set collection, Direct conflict, Resource managementNearly Complete
Martian Life2425UnknownComplete
Martian Midswreak havoc with Martian Mids2445Unknowncomplete?
Martian RaceBe the first to have your family go up in the rocket and down in history!251 per player5UnknownComplete
Martian ShogiChess/shogi variant with pyramids.245UnknownComplete
Martian StrategoPieces with hidden powers battle one another265UnknownComplete
Martian Tic-Tac-ToeTic-Tac-Toe with Icehouse pieces223PlacementComplete
Martianopolis 500Zip around the track to the finish.241 per player1UnknownPlaytesting
Martianopoly"Chop down trees, erect buildings, make money."2435AlignmentComplete
Mind ControlI224UnknownComplete
Moscow IceThis is Chinese checkers for pyramids with some twists.241 per player4UnknownComplete
NileUse your workers to build the great pyramids of Egypt255UnknownComplete
NimbusA multiplayer combinatorial game with an icy association to the game Nim.21053Placement, CapturePlaytesting
Olympus MonsA chess-like game where captured pieces are worth their pip-value245UnknownInitial design
OutgrowEach player represents a fungal colony, trying to outgrow the other colonies in the limited space available.245UnknownInitial design
Penguin SoccerA Slide-fest for 2 players231UnknownComplete
Penguin Soccer (French)Un festival de glisse pour 2 joueurs251UnknownComplete
PikemenDefend your pieces from jousting pikemen!241 per player5 (fewer with more players)UnknownComplete
ProtozoaCreate the most successful multi-celled colony creature241 per player5Placementcomplete?
PyLiPo353 to 42Movement, Creative Writingcomplete?
PyramazePlayers race to reach their goals in this game that includes a randomly created board and the players' ability to swap the rules of movement throughout the game.2465UnknownComplete
Pyramid BallA game of sports and programmable movement253Programmable MovementComplete
Pyramid SchemeBuild pyramids, attack your enemy, and earn Ra’s favor by being the first to gather the correct number of favor tokens.241 per player5Placement, Stackingcomplete?
RAMbotsIn RAMbots, players design secret programs which are executed in an order determined by precedence, to control robots that are fighting to become the first to tag all of the goals.2441 per player + 1Color powers, ProgrammingComplete
RGBIn RGB, stacks of Icehouse pieces reproduce and try to kill each other's children245UnknownComplete
Rat PatrolA precursor to the game Turtler2651UnknownInitial design
Ricochet PyramidsSimultaneous real-time searching for the shortest solution to move a robot to a goal.2835Movement, PuzzleComplete
Rosicrucian Chessoccult chess variant a.k.a. Enochian Chess2454Chess, DivinationComplete
Shield BashersIn Shield Bashers, spaceships battle through interaction of hidden shields.261 per player + 35UnknownInitial design
Sorcerer's Apprentice262, 5 ideallyUnknownComplete
SpellcyclesCast complex spells on other players and gain prestige.2563UnknownComplete
Sphinx's PawEscape from monsters beneath the Great Pyramid of Giza2451RacePlaytesting
SprawlCompetitive city building381 per player5UnknownComplete
Stack Chess225Unknowncomplete?
StacktricesA game of fighting enacted within a digital matrix254UnknownComplete
StawvsAn abstract strategy game similar to Amazons with Volcano scoring.2445Movement, RemovalComplete
SubdivisionA Real Estate Development Game241 per player5UnknownComplete
TactonixA geological Combination Game241 per player + 12UnknownComplete
TrackAngelDeduce the location of your opponent's secret submarine on a chessboard212UnknownInitial design
TriumvirateCapture at least two trees' worth of opponent's pieces225Unknowncomplete?
TurtlerHelp your turtle navigate a busy 6-lane freeway2425UnknownComplete
TöframennA fantasy strategy game where wizards, experts in a variety of elemental arts (represented by nine colors), face off in a battle of good verses evil.291Unknowncomplete?
Walk Like an EgyptianWalk like an egyptian by racing back and forth across a chess board with your pyramid.241 per player1UnknownComplete
Whack ChessChess with stacking pyramids and a dynamic board244Chess, Dynamic boardcomplete?
What Blind Ninjas?A game of moving silently and striking carefully241 per player5UnknownComplete
WreckTangleAbstract Strategy Game241 per player2UnknownComplete
ZagamiMartian microbial life tries to survive and thrive on an asteroid445UnknownComplete
ZigguratA push-and-shove race around and up the sides of a pyramid.2443Roll and move, BlockingPlaytesting
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