This is a great game that uses its simplicity and straightforward chess moves, to combine it into a deep and complex gameplay as you’ll constantly be planning 2 moves in advance.

The cute look and simple-at-first-glance aspect makes it a super fun and enjoyable experience, which leads to harder challenges as you progress.

There’s even multiplayer with lobbies that would make fighting games blush!

Worth every bit of the price, it’s a small and well put game.

Real player with 10.2 hrs in game

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EDIT: After actually finding a couple of people to play the game with, I can conclude that online is currently unplayable. Constant disconnects and the match only begins after 2-3 times of you rehosting the lobby. With one person we couldn’t play properly even after 10+ rehosts and as a result I could only really play with just 1 person. All three of us tried Remote Steam Play instead but only one of us had a controller, and the game DOESN’T allow you to use a single keyboard for multiple players. So yes, don’t buy the game if you want to play online, and be wary about local play requiring controllers. The developer says they’re busy fixing bugs so hopefully the disconnects will get fixed at some point, but it’s already been some while since release so it will most likely have a long-term mark on online play and online player base.

Real player with 8.7 hrs in game

Chessplosion on Steam

Kings Gauntlet: Chess Revolution

Kings Gauntlet: Chess Revolution

Kings Gauntlet: Chess Revolution is a 1v1 chess-inspired action game where you shoot at your opponent to summon pieces on the board.

Pieces can move as they would in chess, they will try to crush any opposing king or piece that crosses their path.

As the match goes on, stronger pieces will be available for summoning, until the queens bring chaos on the battlefield.

Real Time Battle!

Shooting the enemy king will fill your gauge. When the summon gauge is filled, you can deploy a chess piece on the board!

Place them strategically and quickly dash around the arena to dodge opponent pieces!

Rush for glory!

Crowns will spawn around the arena now and then, gather three of them to use your special ability.

Powerful abilities!

Use your special ability to fire a special bullet that converts every enemy piece on its path, turn the tides in your favor and checkmate your opponent!

Key Features

  • Online and local 1v1 multiplayer!

  • Unique customization possibilities!

  • Multiple characters with unique abilities!

  • Strategic and deep gameplay!

  • Powerful pickups!

  • A unique and fresh take on the oldest game in the world!

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Kings Gauntlet: Chess Revolution on Steam

Rooks Keep

Rooks Keep

*NOTE: This is an Early Access review meaning it will be a lot shorter than a normal review but will still explain what I thought about it. A full review will be published once Rooks Keep has released.

Welcome to the official blood and gore feast! Rooks Keep is an arena-based, melee combat game. A variety of game-modes, characters, maps and mutators are available. It also has Chess modes, mod support and decapitation! It’s available on Steam for and is being published and developed by RuneStorm.

Real player with 24.9 hrs in game

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It is a good game with enjoyable combat. There’s some chess (two types, normal and one where your characters fight out to see the victor) and there’s various modes you can play like Last Man Standing. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing this alone with bots. The combat is gorey and heavy hitting, it won’t be long until you have been completely covered in the blood of your enemies.

Of course that’s where the biggest problem lies. Multiplayer. This game has no dedicated servers, and there are no people hosting (as far as I have seen anyway). This is a massive hit in the face since the game promises multiplayer in the game descriptiojn itself. This means that you will most likely only play with bots most of the time.

Real player with 7.9 hrs in game

Rooks Keep on Steam

Check vs Mate

Check vs Mate

I like it, but I love chess. If you like chess, don’t let the other reviews keep you from trying it. It have interesting chess problems and puts a little twist on the game of chess, but just enough. Graphics are superb and music is good. Chess rules still apply. You can play regular classic chess or choose games like the attacking piece becomes the opposite color. Also there are options of having a mini type game or combat when fighting for over a square. I like the chaos type mode where the board arrangement looks insane! Pawns scattered, sometimes two or three queens. Black and white pieces are mixed up, kings unprotected and it’s very challenging to play.

Real player with 13.0 hrs in game

Highly Disapointed. Where to begin? On the lower levels, the game is way to easy. On the higher levels, the computer will (not always) but often, make a completely unexpected move like move the King forward (early in the game) to cover the bishop, and then move the king back on its next move. It will even sometimes on its next movet decide to cover the same bishop again. Also early in the game, I capture the computers Queen with mine. My Queen is not covered. This is known as a Queen Trade. When I capture the computer’s Queen, stading next to the computer’s King, the King runs away? I used to teach Chess to kids as young as 4 years old; otherwise you’d hear me say, I have never seen that. On the highest level, the computer takes several minutes to make a move. When the 7th move was exceeding 10 minutes, I quit the game.

Real player with 10.6 hrs in game

Check vs Mate on Steam

King Bullseye: The Chess Strike

King Bullseye: The Chess Strike

A fun shoot em up, I quite enjoyed this game. Simple to play :)

Real player with 6.5 hrs in game

a very frantic game, and a great warm-up to play an FPS

Real player with 2.8 hrs in game

King Bullseye: The Chess Strike on Steam



I like to play chess quite a lot, but never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that chess could be so much fun in 3D. This is what fascinated me in Urja right from the start, as a cautiously started to explore one of the 12 game worlds.

My first steps in were filled with fright, especially because I did not know what to expect. Then, a pawn came in front of me and started to attack. This is when I started to understand the game mechanics, which I personally think that they are very easy to learn.

Real player with 5.3 hrs in game

When you first get into this shooter you feel like you’ve arrived into a land of the crazy - smoothly gliding entities disguised as shiny chess pieces move around some surreal landscape structures, totally ignoring you and each other they collect energy drops left from random meteorite hits and just keep strafing here and there.. when you try pushing buttons you discover your shooting ability depletes that energy from your pawn body - and if you are unlucky to hit someone the elder pieces move over to prosecute you without a trial. You like: ‘Wut?!’, and after you find the manual you like: ‘It’s the stranges gameplay I’ve seen!’

Real player with 3.4 hrs in game

Urja on Steam



There is no chess, only chaos. Randomly spam fadrqsweqadsfwerafqwsrde to victory.

Gamebreaking bug appeared for me in lvl 14. Game slowed down to a grind with no actual opponent or way to progress.

2 cornered knight chess moves out of 8

Real player with 0.7 hrs in game

Eh, the game is cheap, but even still it’s not really worth it.

The music is very repetitive. The game is really easy to cheese, but feels too difficult otherwise with how fast every other piece moves. You’re forced to restart the program whenever you fail a level or you will not be able to progress.

It has a decent amount of levels, but plenty of those levels are so short that it’s hard to even count them.

Real player with 0.5 hrs in game

Chessmates on Steam

King’s Table - The Legend of Ragnarok

King’s Table - The Legend of Ragnarok

Good game.

Real player with 6.3 hrs in game

Nice game .

Real player with 0.8 hrs in game

King's Table - The Legend of Ragnarok on Steam

Khet 2.0

Khet 2.0

As promessed, here is an update to my original review. The original is below.

The devs certainly do their best for us. Every bug or question has been answered and followed up and as far as I know, has been solved. The bugs that I have encountered seem to be fixed now.

So thumbs up for the developer!

Read my original message for the rest of the game:

This game certainly has its flaws, but it is a very nice game and its core usually works.

At this time of writing, I experience crashes every time I try to do a rematch. No problem, I go back to the main menu and start a new game. One time, I had a crash mid-game (and I think I was winning). Too bad.

Real player with 14.3 hrs in game

To summarize in few words - the game is a gorgeous mixture of Chess with Deflektor, taking the best ideas from both. ( (Btw. - does anyone know what the 2nd game is? ;-)

! a computer game for some 8bit machines from 80’s, you may find some free remakes in the net, eg. Deflektor X4)

Funs of lasers and even light sabres will realize soon that there is not much of an FPS here ;-) Just a ‘boring’, almost static board with some 2-colour pieces. And some rules that you have to read about - on how to play and win or lose…

Real player with 10.5 hrs in game

Khet 2.0 on Steam

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide

‘The King is Dead. Long Live the King’

‘Warhammer: Regicide’ is a gloriously bloody reimagining of one of the world’s oldest turn-based strategy games - Chess - set against the violent backdrop of the Warhammer:40K universe. Gorgeous visuals, tactically diverse gameplay and unapologetic violence elevate a classic board game to quite something else entirely.

Campaign: Act 1 - consisting of 10 playable missions - is currently active in Early Access. Act’s 2 and 3 are to follow shortly. (This section will continue to be updated)

Real player with 162.9 hrs in game

I bought Warhammer 40,000: Regicide last Summer when I was on a Games Workshop kick. It was my intention to go for a complete collection of all the Games Workshop licensed games, and Regicide had the added benefit of me having seen some coverage on it from TotalBiscuit. It looked more of an oddity than anything else, but I managed to see it through to the end.

The game is essentially Chess set in the 40K universe, using the Space Marines and Orks as chess pieces to simulate the battles. How Regicide differs from Chess is that once you have moved, you can use abilities of your pieces on an Initiative Points system to attack your opponent. This works on a percentile mechanic, and usually amounts to shooting them, or attacking them in close combat if you’re in an adjacent square. It takes longer to eliminate a piece using this method, but if you focus enough attacks in one place, you can take out entire armies without having to capture anything; the usual method for Chess. This is augmented by additional abilities from the various pieces: Devastators (Bishops) have the ability to focus their attacks to do more damage at the expense of being able to move, Assault Marines (Knights) have increased attack power after they move and can also throw Krak (anti-armour) grenades, and so on. This creates an additional strategic layer to the game and sets it apart from either Chess or 40K in a way that, for the most part, works reasonably well.

Real player with 68.0 hrs in game

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide on Steam