I wonder, does Chess Stack Exchange include chess-variant questions? I know that there are a lot of variants of chess, like Chess960, Bughouse, Atomic, etc.

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Personally, I think it should. It's not called a CHESS-variant for nothing, and if chess.SE is not appropriate for it, then where should these questions be asked?

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    +1, I think that chess variants are increasingly interesting the stronger computers get as well.
    – Andrew Mod
    May 1, 2012 at 19:57
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    Is something like Arimaa also on topic? May 1, 2012 at 19:58
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    @linker: I don't see why not May 3, 2012 at 18:10
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    "then where should these questions be asked?" there is always Board & Card Games May 11, 2014 at 13:42

I would think it's ok only as long as they are properly tagged. That way, those who are not interested in those variants can filter them out according to the tags.

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