Wild 5: In this variant, each player has the usual set of pieces. However, they are placed in a very unusal position. Pawns start on their 7th rank rather than their 2nd rank! They are, therefore, one move away from becoming queens. The pieces are placed on their 8th rank rather than the 1st rank. When the game starts, it will look like the board is upside down, with White's pieces starting on Black's side of the board, and vice versa.
See also: atomic, boards, match, suicide, wild, wild 1, wild 2, wild 3, wild 4, wild 6, wild 7, wild 8, wild 9, wild 10, wild 11, wild 12, wild 17