fairy chess

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fairy chess (uncountable)

  1. A class of board game very similar to chess but with variant rules and pieces
    • 2005, Gary Westfahl, The Greenwood encyclopedia of science fiction and fantasy: themes, works, and wonders, Volume 1, page 113:
      Chess with alternative rules is called fairy chess; a notable science fiction example is the 3-D game played in episodes of Star Trek.