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Atomic Food Chess

Commodore Amiga - Homebrew - December 23, 1994

Atomic Food Chess is a chess game with fruits and other food items replacing the traditional chess pieces.

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

The most challenging game on Earth comes to life in Battle Chess. An entire medieval world at war is reflected on the checkered field. Everyone who's ever had a knight take a pawn, has seen that capture as more than one piece replacing another on the board. In players' minds, the bold knight, resplendent in his armor of silver or ebon, sallies forth and slays the foul foot soldier. Combat, mortal combat, lies in the heart and soul of chess, but this aspect of it could only live in the mind's eye - until now! The Battle Chess Special Edition contains three different games, each with it's own...

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Commodore Amiga CD32 - Released - 1994

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels. Multi-player support can be extended to modem and/or serial port play.

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

3DO Interactive Multiplayer - Released - January 1, 1993

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels. Multi-player support can be extended to modem and/or serial port play.

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Commodore 64 - Released - October 1, 1988

With Battle Chess, Interplay wanted to make chess accessible for a broader audience and they did that with a fair amount of success. The addition of the fighting-scenes makes this a very funny chess game, which will appeal to many. Without the animation, there’s still a pretty good chess-game here, with some good options and quite a lot of difficulty-levels

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Windows 3.X - Released - 1991

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels. Multi-player support can be extended to modem and/or serial port play.

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1993

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels.

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

Battle Chess is a video game version of chess in which the chess pieces come to life and battle one another when capturing. It was originally developed and released by Interplay Entertainment for the Amiga in 1988 and subsequently on many other systems, including 3DO, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga CD32, Amiga CDTV, Apple IIGS, Apple IIe, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, NES, Mac OS, PC-98, Sharp X68000 and Windows 3.x. In 1991, Battle Chess Enhanced was released by Interplay for the PC, featuring improved VGA graphics and a symphonic musical score that played from the CD-ROM. Battle Chess...

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Atari ST - Released - 1989

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels.

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Apple IIGS - Released - 1989

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels.

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - September 1, 1991

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels.

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - July 1, 1990

Did someone tell you chess is a civilized game played by civilized people? Forget it. Chess is war - a ruthless, cutthroat battle where one warrior lives to fight again and the other is left on the battlefield. With BATTLE CHESS you don't just imagine the battles, you experience them! You'll hear the clank of armor, as you watch dramatic, 3-dimensional animations of courageous heroes fight to protect their king. BATTLE CHESS is the most incredible chess game you've ever seen - where empires can be won - or lost!

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Sharp X68000 - Released - December 10, 1989

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels. Multi-player support can be extended to modem and/or serial port play.

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Commodore CDTV - Released - 1991

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels. Multi-player support can be extended to modem and/or serial port play.

Battle Chess

Apple II - Released - 1989

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels. Multi-player support can be extended to modem and/or serial port play.

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1989

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels. Multi-player support can be extended to modem and/or serial port play.

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

NEC PC-9801 - Released - July 21, 1990

Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation. The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels. Multi-player support can be extended to modem and/or serial port play.

Battle Chess 4000

Battle Chess 4000

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

The Battle Chess series took the basic game of chess and added animations for each battle between pieces, bringing the game to a wider audience, with no intention of providing something for Kasparov to spar with. This edition follows the same premise, but with a futuristic science-fiction feel. Pieces are animated from clay models, with a new range of animations. The game can be played in 2D mode as an alternative. The game's artificial intelligence learns your strategies and game plan as it plays with you, and there are over 30,000 distinct moves in the library of openings.

Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess

Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

A sequel to the original Battle Chess, this game takes on a more Chinese approach, both in the rules of the game and in the presentation. Using a Chinese variation of the game of Chess, pieces like the Queen and Bishop are replaced by Counsellors, Ministers, and Cannon. Pieces behave differently than their European counterparts and even the board is set up differently. Two things remain the same: the ultimate goal of checkmating the opposing player's king and the Battlechess style animated battles that occur when two pieces contend for the same spot on the board.

Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess

Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

A sequel to the original Battle Chess, this game takes on a more Chinese approach, both in the rules of the game and in the presentation. Using a Chinese variation of the game of Chess, pieces like the Queen and Bishop are replaced by Counsellors, Ministers, and Cannon. Pieces behave differently than their European counterparts and even the board is set up differently. Two things remain the same: the ultimate goal of checkmating the opposing player's king and the Battlechess style animated battles that occur when two pieces contend for the same spot on the board.

Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM

Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM

Windows 3.X - Released - 1991

This version of Battle Chess, while retaining the gameplay of the original release, features improved 256-color SVGA graphics as well as new visual effects and animations. In addition, it has a symphonic soundtrack in redbook (CD audio) format.

Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM

Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

This version of Battle Chess, while retaining the gameplay of the original release, features improved 256-color SVGA graphics as well as new visual effects and animations. In addition, it has a symphonic soundtrack in redbook (CD audio) format.

Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM

Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1993

This version of Battle Chess, while retaining the gameplay of the original release, features improved 256-color SVGA graphics as well as new visual effects and animations. In addition, it has a symphonic soundtrack in redbook (CD audio) format.

Battle Chess: Game of Kings

Battle Chess: Game of Kings

Windows - Released - December 11, 2015

It took 2,000 years for someone to make chess better! The most challenging game on earth comes to life in Battle Chess. An entire medieval world at war is reflected on the checkered field. Everyone who's ever had a knight take a pawn has seen that capture as more than one piece replacing another on the board. In player's minds, the bold knight, resplendent in his armor of silver or ebon, sallies forth and slays the foul footsoldier. Combat, mortal combat, is the heart and soul of chess, but this aspect of it can only live in the mind's eye... until now! Lots of computer chess games...

Battle vs Chess

Battle vs Chess

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - May 17, 2011

Employing the framework of ChessBase's world renowned Fritz! chess algorithm software, widely regarded as one of the most sophisticated chess engines in the world, even the most experienced chess experts will be presented with a daunting challenge. All these features paired with an atmospheric soundtrack, several distinct game board environments, special game modes, and a plethora of unlockable bonuses guarantee players long lasting fun with the timeless game of kings!

Battle vs. Chess

Battle vs. Chess

Sony Playstation 3 - Released - May 11, 2011

This game features: 2 gripping strategy campaigns with 30 missions and different mission goals; interactive 3rd person action mode and beat'em up fights with each character in six different gameboard environments; cinematic quality animated sequences pull players into the game action; challenging PvP duels together on one PC or console, over LAN or Internet; and utilizing the famous Fritz! chess algorithm, equipped with 10 distinct levels of difficulty, as well as an extensive opening library. Scheduled for release in the US but only released in the EU format.

Battle vs. Chess

Battle vs. Chess

Nintendo Wii - Released - May 7, 2013

Employing the framework of ChessBase's world renowned Fritz! chess algorithm software, widely regarded as one of the most sophisticated chess engines in the world, even the most experienced chess experts will be presented with a daunting challenge. All these features paired with an atmospheric soundtrack, several distinct game board environments, special game modes, and a plethora of unlockable bonuses guarantee players long lasting fun with the timeless game of kings!

BBC Chess

BBC Chess

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1982

BBC Chess (also known as Beeb Chess, and Bug-Byte Chess) is Bug-Byte Software's attempt at an early computerized chess game for the BBC Micro. This version was released in 1982. It is single-player only.

Best of Chess: Volume I: American Triumph

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Best of Chess volume 1: American Triumph (1984) is interesting for being an early program with large amounts of content for learning chess. In this case, it presents games of Bobby Fischer in an interactive guess-the-move fashion.

Bluebush Chess

MS-DOS - Released - 1983

Bluebush Chess is one of the first computer chess programs for personal PC computers and has large graphics where the chess board covers nearly the whole screen. There are seven skill levels available plus postal chess. You can play black or white pieces and control them by selecting them through keyboard cursor movement. The computer can play either side or both for a demonstration game. You can set up and start play from any board position. The computer can also select the best move for you anytime. When the computer is thinking out its move, the cross on the King's crown flashes and the...

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

Based on the best-selling chess-book of the same name by Bobby Fischer. The educational course, illustrated history of chess and 500 chess matches of amazing Bobby are presented in this game. Window-interface, 3D view, feedback of any depth, match recording and replaying are present. The strength of the engine is similar to Chessmaster 2000.

Championship Chess

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

In this version, you can play the computer or another opponent. To move, you type the piece's location then the destination; such as A2-A4 to move the far left pawn forward 2 spaces. If you press a certain key, you can hide the board and see the moves that have been made so far. You can even make your moves from this screen, if you want the added challenge, without seeing the board. When you play the computer, you must select a level of play. The higher the level, the longer the computer thinks about its moves.

Checkmate! First Moves in Chess

Checkmate! First Moves in Chess

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

Checkmate! First Moves in Chess is a chess game developed and published by Toshiba EMI and released in the United Kingdom in 1985.

Chinese Chess

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

A board game strategy reworking XiangQi commonly known as Chinese Chess, which can be viewed in several different perspectives depending on your personal preferences. It is a fully featured game that will help you learn the game moves and strategy as you play. A very finished and enjoyable strategy experience that will test your ability to think ahead and counter your opponent for one or two players.

Clock Chess 89

Clock Chess 89

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Cohort Chess

Cohort Chess

Sony PSP Minis - Released - June 7, 2011

Whether a learner or aspiring Grandmaster, this addictively playable and finely polished chess simulator is a must for your collection. Featuring enticing graphics, progressive stages of difficulty and endless hours of gameplay; COHORT CHESS™ is easy to play, but difficult to master. FOUR GAME MODES: - Single Player Play against characterized opponents with different levels of skill. There are handy Hints and Undo functions built-in to help you. - Two Player Challenge your friends and family. - Problems Tackle 24 individual puzzles by achieving checkmate in just 1, 2 or 3...

Colossus Chess 2.0

Colossus Chess 2.0

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Colossus Chess 2∙0 is a computer program that allows you to play the computer at a game of chess. The rules of chess are followed and includes the moves 'Castling' and 'En-passent'. As well as a normal game there are various options that can be chosen to further enhance the experience of the program. You can play as either white or black as well as just allow the computer to play itself. The whole board is shown on the screen viewed from above but there is another screen that shows you all the moves that have been played as well as various stats on how the computer is thinking. The board can...

Colossus Chess 3.0

Atari 800 - 1984

Colossus Chess 3.0 is a computer version of chess which allows you to play the computer or yourself. The board is viewed from above showing the whole board. All the rules of chess are implemented and there are also a few features included like show best next move, replay a move or switch from the computer to yourself in the middle of a game.

Colossus Chess 4

Colossus Chess 4

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1986

Colossus Chess 4 is a computer chess game. The game is customisable and you can monitor all your previous moves. It is even possible to see the computer thinking ahead and predicting your moves. The computer is hard to beat, and would win matches against other computer chess programs of the day. It can achieve the king-bishop-knight mate, which is the most difficult checkmate maneuver possible in Chess.

Colossus Chess 4

Atari 800 - 1987

Colossus Chess 4 is a computer chess game. The game is customizable and you can monitor all your previous moves. It is even possible to see the computer thinking ahead and predicting your moves. The computer is hard to beat, and would win matches against other computer chess programs of the day. It can achieve the king-bishop-knight mate, which is the most difficult checkmate manuver possible in Chess.

Colossus Chess 4

Colossus Chess 4

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Colossus Chess 4 is a computer chess game. The game is customisable and you can monitor all your previous moves. It is even possible to see the computer thinking ahead and predicting your moves. The computer is hard to beat, and would win matches against other computer chess programs of the day. It can achieve the king-bishop-knight mate, which is the most difficult checkmate maneuver possible in Chess.

Colossus Chess 4

Colossus Chess 4

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

Colossus Chess 4 is a computer chess game. The game is customizable and you can monitor all your previous moves. It is even possible to see the computer thinking ahead and predicting your moves. The computer is hard to beat, and would win matches against other computer chess programs of the day. It can achieve the king-bishop-knight mate, which is the most difficult checkmate manuver possible in Chess.

Colossus Chess 4

Colossus Chess 4

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1986

Colossus Chess 4 is a computer chess game. The game is customizable and you can monitor all your previous moves. It is even possible to see the computer thinking ahead and predicting your moves. The computer is hard to beat, and would win matches against other computer chess programs of the day. It can achieve the king-bishop-knight mate, which is the most difficult checkmate manoeuvre possible in Chess. It was written by Martin Bryant who was also the author of the White Knight chess games.

Colossus Chess 4

Colossus Chess 4

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1986

Colossus Chess 4 is a computer chess game. The game is customizable and you can monitor all your previous moves. It is even possible to see the computer thinking ahead and predicting your moves. The computer is hard to beat, and would win matches against other computer chess programs of the day. It can achieve the king-bishop-knight mate, which is the most difficult checkmate manuver possible in Chess.

Colossus Chess X

Colossus Chess X

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Colossus Chess X is the first 16-bit adaptation of the chess games series by Martin P. Bryant. This fully fledged program understands all the rules of chess including, underpromotion, the fifty move rule and draws by repetition, it can achieve the king-bishop-knight mate. The new features are a modifiable opening book of 11000 moves, the program also learns new lines of play from playing experience. You can also play against the clock, try a blindfold mode or use the program to solve mating problems. Apart from the standard 2D board there's a 3D one, which can be freely rotated. Four...

Colossus Chess X

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Colossus Chess X is the first 16-bit adaptation of the chess games series by Martin P. Bryant. This fully fledged program understands all the rules of chess including, underpromotion, the fifty move rule and draws by repetition, it can achieve the king-bishop-knight mate. The new features are a modifiable opening book of 11000 moves, the program also learns new lines of play from playing experience. You can also play against the clock, try a blindfold mode or use the program to solve mating problems. Apart from the standard 2D board there's a 3D one, which can be freely rotated. Four...

Colossus Chess X

Colossus Chess X

Atari ST - Released - 1988

Colossus Chess X is the first 16-bit adaptation of the chess games series by Martin P. Bryant. This fully fledged program understands all the rules of chess including, underpromotion, the fifty move rule and draws by repetition, it can achieve the king-bishop-knight mate. The new features are a modifiable opening book of 11000 moves, the program also learns new lines of play from playing experience. You can also play against the clock, try a blindfold mode or use the program to solve mating problems. Apart from the standard 2D board there's a 3D one, which can be freely rotated. Four...

Combat Chess

Combat Chess

Windows - Released - December 30, 1997

Play with living, battling characters! Combat Chess takes the basic chess game and adds an imaginative element for players bored with the simple "black vs. white" chess board. Beautifully done in rendered 3D graphics, Combat Chess adds stunning animation sequences during gameplay. Combat Chess is written to Grand Master standards and supports play against human opponents. Combat Chess includes 3D rendered pieces from a medieval setting with fantasy elements. Pawns become dragons, Knights become real knights, the Black Knight’s turning your pawns to green jelly, and the Queen’s threatening...

Combat Chess

Atari 800 - 1984

Complete Chess System

Complete Chess System

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

Complete Chess System is a Chess game that allows you to play a match against your computer. The game comes with a set of historical games played by pros. With a skill level similar to those of national champions the game is meant for professional chess players. The game of chess is played in top-down 2D with icons depicting the various pieces or in 3D from the player's perspective.

Computer Chess

Computer Chess

Atari 800 - Released - December 1, 1979

This is an early home chess game. The standard U. S. chess rules are used in this game. To move a piece, place the X on the board onto the piece to be moved then press the red button. Next, move the X to where you want the piece to go and press the button again. If the move is illegal, the 2600 will give a warning sound and not make the move. To castle your king, the king and rook must not have been moved. You move your king two squares in the direction of the rook to castle with. The 2600 will then automatically move your rook around your king, completing the move. You cannot castle out of...

Computer Chess

Computer Chess

Atari 2600 - Unreleased - 1979

Early, unreleased version of Video Chess. Video Chess is the game that led Atari to first invent bank-switched ROMs for the Atari 2600, even though the shipping version of the game wouldn't use the technique and was only 4K in size. This is an early home chess game. The standard U. S. chess rules are used in this game. To move a piece, place the X on the board onto the piece to be moved then press the red button. Next, move the X to where you want the piece to go and press the button again. If the move is illegal, the 2600 will give a warning sound and not make the move. To castle your...

Conchess Plymate

Arcade - Released - 1985

Conchess Plymate is a series of chess programs by Ulf Rathsman and Lars Hjörth written in Assembly to run on 6502 based dedicated chess computers with up to 8 MHz. Plymate was marketed as cartridge for Conchess computers, and was further incorporated inside the Mephisto MM II by Hegener & Glaser. Plymate played four ICGA world computer chess tournaments, the WMCCC 1985, WCCC 1986, the WMCCC 1987 and the commercial group of the WMCCC 1988. This was made in Sweden but the pages online about it are in German. https://www.chessprogramming.org/Plymate For...

Cosmic Chess

Cosmic Chess

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

A chess game but with an alien theme developed by Bob Chappell and published in the book PCW Games Collection for the Commodore 64.

Cyber Chess

Cyber Chess

Windows - Released - 1998

Cyber Chess

Cyber Chess

Acorn Archimedes - Released

A chess playing game written by William Tunstall-Pedoe. It can be played in either 2D or 3D views. The game can be played against the computer, at varying levels, or between two players. You can save the current board setup as a native Cyber Chess file for returning to later; and additionally you can save the board layout as a Draw file. Very useful should you want to print, say, competition results.

Cyberchess

Commodore 64 - Released - 1982

Cyberchess is a 1-player chess teaching and playing tool based upon a mechanical chess playing machine. Based upon a series of four previously played games between chess grandmasters, the player must set up their own chess board and follow along with these games. Gameplay consists of multiple-choice questions, where the player tries to guess the move the grandmaster player made next. If the player gets the move correct, they are rewarded with points. If they guess incorrectly, they are docked points based upon how poor their move was in relation to the the grandmaster. The score is followed...

Cyberchess

Cyberchess

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

A chess game with cyber-/Tron-like theme. The layout of the board has been modified to have pieces rest on intersections instead of squares, but the gameplay is identical to chess.

Cyrus Chess

Cyrus Chess

TRS-80 Color Computer - Released - 1982

Cyrus is the 2nd Chess game that Radio Shack put out... this one came out 2 years after the original Microchess. This one has a more intelligent computer player, and a lot more options, than the original Chess game. It has options to take back moves, to auto-play (computer can take over a move at any time), provide hints for the human player, and allow you to switch sides at any time.

Cyrus Chess

Cyrus Chess

Dragon 32/64 - Released - 1982

One of the world's first chess games designed for experts, Cyrus is also unfortunately one of the least known due to limited distribution. The IBM version can be played from a isometric 3-D perspective, or a traditional boring 2-D overhead view. There is a clock, which can be turned on or off. You can view analysis mode, examine game, or watch the computer play itself. The game has 16 difficulty levels!

Cyrus II Chess: 3D Chess

Cyrus II Chess: 3D Chess

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1985

Cyrus II Chess is a chess program, it is the sequel to the acclaimed Cyrus which was released in 1982. This game has most of the features of the earlier game. The board can be viewed in top-down mode or in a 3D isometric mode with the player being able to switch between the two by pressing the ESC key. There are twelve skill levels, level 1 - 9 affect the time the player has to make their move from just 2 seconds per move at level 1 through to a maximum of 3 minutes at level 8. The other three skill levels are Adaptive where Cyrus plays at the same rate as its opponent, Infinite where Cyrus...

Cyrus IS Chess

Cyrus IS Chess

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

One of the world's first chess games designed for experts, Cyrus is also unfortunately one of the least known due to limited distribution. The IBM version can be played from a isometric 3-D perspective, or a traditional boring 2-D overhead view. There is a clock, which can be turned on or off. You can view analysis mode, examine game, or watch the computer play itself. The game has 16 difficulty levels!

Death Chess 5000

Death Chess 5000

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

You thought Chess was a civilized, relaxing game but 'what´s this?' I hear your cry. 'Death Chess 5000' is nothing of the sort. You may think that this appears to be like any other chess, but wait, 'what´s going on?' your trying to take a piece and look, the screens changed. You´re on a battlefield, bombs are being dropped from a helicopter 'slow down or you´ll get hit' ... 'quick into the city where you´ll be safe'. All that just to take a pawn. It´s more difficult to take pieces now, your queen has been lost in a space battle and you only just managed to climb a castle under the falling...

Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge

Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - November 5, 2002

The ultimate game for the budding genius! Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge takes the humour and brilliance of the popular cartoon into the ancient world of the battle board and turns it into a whole new experience. Play as Dexter, Dee Dee, Mandark or Major Glory and match your wits against your opponent to determine who is the true genius! Winning moves are rewarded with funny animations in the style of the cartoon series. Play against your favourite characters or with friends on the multiplayer link! Chess is more fun than ever with Dexter's Laboratory!

Distant Armies: A Playing History of Chess

Distant Armies: A Playing History of Chess

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

Think you've played chess before? Even those who are experts at computer chess should take a look at this game. Modern chess is only one variant offered—it has 10 versions of chess rolled onto one disk. Beginning in modern era, the program works its way back in time. The authors mined gaming history books for versions of chess that most people have probably never heard of, both modern and ancient varieties. The list of chess variants included are: Shatranj, Medieval Chess, Turkish Chess, Decimal Chess, Los Alamos Chess, Courier Chess, Chaturanga, Chinese Chess, Burmese Chess, and Byzantine...

Dragonchess

Dragonchess

Dragon 32/64 - Released

Ed Chess

Ed Chess

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

This game has the following features: A command line parameter to play in monochrome Different skill settings for the AI opponent A board editing function so that the player can use the game to solve chess problems A save/load function The computer can optionally be allowed to reference a book of standard openings The player can either play against the computer or watch the computer play itself.

ExChess

Microsoft MSX - Homebrew - 2011

Game sent to the MSXdev'11 contest. ExChess is a very simple and small chess game.

Expert Chess

Windows 3.X - Released - 1994

Typical Chess single-player game with 2D/3D view, 6 types of piece set, 5 kinds of boards, 5 background music themes. Using windows the game provides Clock, Statistics, Move List. Human player can manually choose the computer opponent, defining its skill from Novice to Expert, search depth of its moves and time limit for move. The list of players with rating updated during his career are allowed. Many opening/defense variants can be automatically played as well as classic games replayed. During the game players can switch sides or take a hint for the next move. Replay is allowed and can be...

Family Chess

Family Chess

Sony Playstation - Released - March 20, 2002

Family Chess is a digital recreation of the board game chess. The game features up to 2 players to play one againts the other. The game features only one view and one computer opponent.

Fritz Chess

Fritz Chess

Apple iOS - Released - March 27, 2009

Fritz Chess

Fritz Chess

Sony Playstation 3 - Released - July 31, 2009

Fritz Chess is a video game for the Wii developed by Deep Silver and published by Koch Media. It was released in North America on June 30, 2009. It includes single player and multiplayer modes (for up to two players) and allows user to partake in various chess games, including classic chess, chess 960 or giveaway.

Fritz Chess

Fritz Chess

Nintendo DS - Released - July 13, 2009

The Ultimate Chess Game Fritz Chess is the quintessential version of the classic boardgame and offers a fun and engrossing challenge to players of all levels. Ratchet up the fun with an assortment of original game modes such as Giveaway Chess, Chess Puzzle, Historical Matches, Set Up Position, and more. Plus, experience chess in a whole new way with Bobby Fischer's “Chess 960”, a mode where piece positions are shuffled at the beginning of the game to inspire creative and inventive play. Experts will hunker down to the ultimate strategic battle and improve their ELO ranking while kids...

Fritz Chess

Fritz Chess

Nintendo Wii - Released - July 10, 2009

Fritz Chess is a video game for the Wii developed by Deep Silver and published by Koch Media. It was released in North America on June 30, 2009. It includes single player and multiplayer modes (for up to two players) and allows user to partake in various chess games, including classic chess, chess 960 or giveaway.

Fritz Chess 14

Fritz Chess 14

Windows

Fritz is a German chess program developed by Gyula Horváth and published by ChessBase. Versions prior to 14 were written by Frans Morsch and Mathias Feist. The latest version of the consumer product is Fritz 15. This version now supports 64-bit hardware and multiprocessing by default

Geri's Chess

Geri's Chess

Windows - Released - April 10, 2013

Geri's chess is a shareware 3D chess game, support for single player / multi player / two player mode. Iit does not require graphics acceleration, it uses software rendering. If you want to play against the most powerfull AI-s, you need to buy the game, otherwise its free, and every function is available. System requirements: For fluid gameplay, its ideal to have an AMD cpu with 8 core, or a strong Corei7. Its good to have 6 gbyte of RAM. On low graphics detial, it requires an 1 ghz AMD, VIA or Intel processor and 512 mbyte of RAM. It will run on Windows XP and newer Windows...

Gigachess

Windows - Released - December 15, 2015

Gigachess is a puzzle board hero defense. With your custom party of Knights, Rooks and Bishops, defend against the relentless waves of enemy Pawns running a blitz for the board's bottom. The seemingly unbreakable formations and constant downward march of your foe transform chess from slow burn to tactical rush in this deeply addictive single-player remix of turn-based strategy's ultimate grandmaster.

Grandmaster Chess

Grandmaster Chess

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Grandmaster Chess is a chess game with multiple skill levels and various sets of boards and pieces. Other features include pull-down menus, an analysis mode, a VCR-like replay option and the ability to give the player a chess rating.

Hidden Chinese Chess: An Qi

Hidden Chinese Chess: An Qi

Nintendo Entertainment System - Unlicensed - 1989

Hidden Chinese Chess, also known as Um Chi and Glommy Chess, is a Dark Chess game developed by Joy Van. The game plays like a standard Dark Chess/Banqi game, which in itself is a more casual variation of Chinese Chess. It is played on half of a Chinese Chess board with pieces placed within the squares (as opposed to on the corners like in Chinese Chess) faced down. Each player takes a turn turning over a piece, with whatever color piece is uncovered being that player's team. The pieces that are uncovered move one square each in the four cardinal directions (save for cannons) to move or...

How About a Nice Game of Chess

How About a Nice Game of Chess

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Chess 7.5, a.k.a. "How about a nice game of chess!" (1984) is an early C64 program written by Larry Atkin, most famous for co-writing the Chess 3.x and 4.x series of programs that ruled the world of computer chess in most of the 70s.

Hoyle Majestic Chess

Hoyle Majestic Chess

Windows - Released - August 15, 2003

Majestic Chess features single- and multi-player chess game modes, as well as a special mode called "Chess Adventure." In this mode you play as a lone king, building up your army of chess pieces to take on the various challenges you find along your way. It is designed to teach someone how to play chess from the very basics to complicated middle game strategies. The player encounters tutorials, speed drills, puzzles, and other challenges.

Jeremy Silman's Complete Guide To Chess Openings

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Interesting for being early programs with large amounts of content for learning chess, both this game and also Paul Whitehead Teaches Chess (1985) contain the program "Coffehouse Chess Monster" as an add-on. An extensive tutorial giving a complete system of chess openings including King's Indian Defense, and Najdorf Sicilian Defense. Each tutorial, and there are 4 of them, contains more than 60 hours of instructional material.

Jetan: Martian Chess

Commodore 64 - Released - 1993

A board game by David M. Moorman and published in 1993's Loadstar #115. From far off Mars comes this ancient version of chess, at least that's what Edgar Rice Burroughs claims. Loadstar will go to ANY length to find quality programs for the C-64. On a recent excursion to the Fourth Planet, via Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic tales, we observed John Carter, adventurer extraordinaire playing a unique form of chess. The intricately carved and exquisitely bejeweled pieces (20 to a side) faced each other across a 10 x 10 boards, with Orange to the north and Black to the south. The origins of Jetan...

Kempelen Chess

Kempelen Chess

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Kempelen Chess is a computer chess game with a top-down view but with a 3D-feel. It includes various boards and play options. You can choose to play at one of the seven different difficulty levels. Chess can be played against the computer or a friend. All pieces are animated when moved.

Laptop Chess

Laptop Chess

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1989

One of the world's first chess games designed for experts, Cyrus is also unfortunately one of the least known due to limited distribution. The IBM version can be played from a isometric 3-D perspective, or a traditional boring 2-D overhead view. There is a clock, which can be turned on or off. You can view analysis mode, examine game, or watch the computer play itself. The game has 16 difficulty levels!

Laser Chess

MS-DOS - Released - September 1, 1987

Laser Chess is a chess variant for two players. The goal is same as in traditional chess game - defeat the opponent's king. The gameplay is enhanced by laser weaponry, although the players may choose the standard way of playing. The player may manipulate (by moving and rotating) all the pieces. There are eight types of pieces with special abilities, such as splitting or absorbing the laser beam. Basically most of the pieces are covered with mirrors reflecting the laser beam. Laser piece fires a laser beam in a straight line into a mirror piece placed opposite. The laser beam reflected by the...

Laser Chess v3.1

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

Chess and destructive laser beams together at last! Laser Chess, which is a DOS version of the award winning original, for the most part plays like a regular chess game except that some pieces have been replaced by deflectors and a laser cannon. You move your pieces on the board as usual but have to place your deflectors in strategic positions all the while keeping an eye on your opponent doing the same thing during their turn. Turns are used up when you move a piece, rotate a piece or fire the laser. Once you feel a deflector is in the right place, unleash your laser and shoot the opposing...

Learn Chess

Learn Chess

Nintendo DS - Released - December 29, 2009

Become a chess master! Train and master the game of chess with the greatest of ease on your Nintendo DS with Learn Chess. Learn the rules, tactics and strategies of Chess through different exercises. All the game modes are accessible right from the start allowing experienced players to test their skills immediately.

Learn to Play Chess with Fritz & Chesster

Learn to Play Chess with Fritz & Chesster

Windows - Released - July 2, 2003

Children and adults alike can learn chess in the midst of an adventure-like atmosphere in this game. When Fritz's parents, the king and queen, go on vacation, Fritz becomes King for a Day and is in charge of the castle. He is having a grand ole time until King Black decides to challenge him to a duel. Fritz must defeat him but not in the way you might think. The duel will be played out on the chessboard. You play as Fritz in 3rd person perspective as he explores the Kingdom with his cousin, Bianca. Find 7 arcade-style games that explain the basics of the game of chess. Tips and tricks are...

Learn to Play Chess with Fritz & Chesster

Learn to Play Chess with Fritz & Chesster

Nintendo DS - Released - February 6, 2009

LEGO Chess

LEGO Chess

Windows - Released - 1998

LEGO Chess is a computer chess game with LEGO figures such as a cowboys, Indians, sailors and pirates. It has a full 3D mode of the board with animated sequences, as well as a classic 2D, top-down overlay, shown over the 3D board. The camera can be rotated and it is possible to undo moves. During the game, clicking on a piece will show possible places to move to. If a piece is captured a comical video clip plays, with each different capture having its own movie. In the Story Mode a western or pirates theme can be chosen. It is a three-game chess tournament against the PC with cut-scenes. In...

Majestic Chess

Majestic Chess

Windows - Released

Master Chess

Master Chess

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - June 24, 2004

The Chess is a strategy board game, developed by Yuki and published by D3Publisher, which was released in Japan in 2002. A brand new chess game will make you experience pure fun and improve your strategy ENJOY to play chess alone, against another player or versus the computer. 5 levels of difficulty and a tournament formula will provide a lot of CHALLENGE. Let Pawn, the white pawn, TEACH you how to play and improve your skills. A brilliant and easy to play Chess game recommended to everyone! A comprehensive tutorial will teach you the basics and advanced tactics to master...

Master Chess

Master Chess

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

The ancient game of chess is recreated here, with all the traditional rules and game concepts. The game is in 2D, as the programmers felt this was the most effective use of available memory. Controls involve moving a pointer over the square to move a piece from, pressing space, then moving to the destination square and pressing space again. You can set the amount of time players (human and computer) have to plan moves, although an over-ride option to force a move instantly also exists. You can save and reload games, and at any point can move pieces either from current settings or from scratch,...

Master Chess

Master Chess

Atari 800 - Released - 1986

The ancient game of chess is recreated here, with all the traditional rules and game concepts. The game is in 2D, as the programmers felt this was the most effective use of available memory. Controls involve moving a pointer over the square to move a piece from, pressing space, then moving to the destination square and pressing space again. You can set the amount of time players (human and computer) have to plan moves, although an over-ride option to force a move instantly also exists. You can save and reload games, and at any point can move pieces either from current settings or from scratch,...

Master Chess

Master Chess

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

The ancient game of chess is recreated here, with all the traditional rules and game concepts. The game is in 2D, as the programmers felt this was the most effective use of available memory. Controls involve moving a pointer over the square to move a piece from, pressing space, then moving to the destination square and pressing space again. You can set the amount of time players (human and computer) have to plan moves, although an over-ride option to force a move instantly also exists. You can save and reload games, and at any point can move pieces either from current settings or from scratch,...

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