The Chess-and-a-Half travel kit
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Chess travel kits are cheap and easy to find around the world. Some of them include an additional set of 12+12 checkers pieces that greatly increases the number of games you can play with them. There is, however, an alternative way to expand the possibilities of a chess kit: to include a second set of 8+8 pawns.

Pawns are a little bit less versatile than checkers pieces because they don't stack. In exchange, they are easier to pick-up and move in the context of a tiny chess travel kit. Moreover, the additional pawns usually require the same storage space than the aforementioned checkers set while providing 16 equal pieces per player instead of just 12.

This geeklist includes some selected games that you can play with a chess-and-a-half travel kit. I don't pretend to provide and exhaustive list of games but you are free to suggest the addition of a fitting game in the comment section bellow.

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1. Board Game: Apit-Sodok [Average Rating:5.83 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 16 pawns per player.
 
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2. Board Game: Archimedes [Average Rating:5.97 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 12 pawns per player.
 
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3. Board Game: Aries [Average Rating:6.12 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 16 pawns per player.
 
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4. Board Game: Arimaa [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:2006]
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8x8 board (with special marks on 4 squares) + a complete set of chess pieces.
 
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5. Board Game: Atoms [Average Rating:5.17 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 11 pawns per player.
 
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6. Board Game: Attraction [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 8 pawns per player.
 
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7. Board Game: Bombardment [Average Rating:6.12 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 16 pawns per player.
 
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8. Board Game: Breakthrough [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:8931]
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9. Board Game: Bunny War [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 16 pawns per player.
 
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10. Board Game: Caravaneers [Average Rating:6.45 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 13 black pawns.
 
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11. Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:16243]
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8x8 board + 12 pawns per player (using the other chess pieces as kings).
 
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12. Board Game: Checkers Gomoku [Average Rating:6.25 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 12 pawns per player.
 
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13. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:416] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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8x8 board + a complete set of chess pieces.
 
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14. Board Game: The Classified Encyclopedia of Chess Variants [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked]
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There are many interesting chess variants that use the standard chess equipment (a 8x8 board and a complete set of chess pieces). Most of them have not yet been included in the BGG database, though.
 
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15. Board Game: Cleave [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 16 pawns per player.
 
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16. Board Game: Crossings [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 16 pawns per player.
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17. Board Game: Dodgem [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 7 pawns per player.
 
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18. Board Game: Euclid [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 15 pawns and a king per player.
 
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19. Board Game: Evasion [Average Rating:5.75 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 16 pawns per player.
 
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20. Board Game: Fire Drill [Average Rating:4.88 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 6 pawns per player.
 
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21. Board Game: Fission [Average Rating:4.40 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 12 pawns per player.
 
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22. Board Game: Fox and Hounds [Average Rating:3.55 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 4 black pawns and 1 white pawn.
 
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Although I was planning to include in this geeklist only those games that use the whole 8x8 board (no less, no more) it will be stupid to overlook the Games on Half a Checkerboard Series since they fit so well with the standard (folding) chess travel kit (only few of them can be played with the pieces available in the Chess-and-a-Half travel kit, though).
 
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24. Board Game: Gauntlet [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 12 black pawns and 6 white pawns.
 
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25. Board Game: Grasshopper [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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8x8 board + 10 pawns per player.
 
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