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

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

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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

King’s Table - The Legend of Ragnarok

King’s Table - The Legend of Ragnarok

Good game.

Real player with 6.3 hrs in game

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Nice game .

Real player with 0.8 hrs in game

King's Table - The Legend of Ragnarok on Steam

Merge Chess

Merge Chess

Merge Chess is a brand new approach to Chess! Blending the strategy of the ancient game of Chess with simple puzzle game mechanics.

Use the mouse, keyboard of game pad to shift the board pieces in any direction. Same pieces of opposite colours that touch will be merged.

Keep merging to take more and more pieces, progressing from Pawn to King. A new piece will spawn every time you move without merging. Be careful not to fill up the board with pieces! The aim of the game is to be left with only one King in the shortest possible number of moves.

Merge Chess on Steam



Solid game. I wish that the menu music was an option out of the 3 during-game music options available, it’s the best of them all. Only con is the music, which can be turned off.

Fair warning to those excited to see a steam game related to chess: It’s more of a puzzle game than a chess game. Even still, fun game that can be picked up and played for 5 or 50 minutes at a time.


2nd review as of May 7th, 2017: More recommended

Props to Drixxel, the developer. I chose to come back and play this game a bit today, and there have been some significant amount of UI-friendly and (positive) gameplay changes. The game is more polished. Music/Audio options, more advanced rules (at least within endless mode). I’m surprised by how few people there are considering the fair amount of content and rewarded quality that was put into the game’s update.

Real player with 12.2 hrs in game


Gigachess was developed and published by Gigatross Games. The game itself is interesting because it takes the rules of chess and makes it into a game of it’s own, which it being both challenging and fun to play.


This game is rather clever, with the way that it takes the game of chess and twists it in a way that makes it both fun yet challenging to play. The basics of the game are that your chess pieces can be either a Bishop, Rook or a knight. Your enemies are a number of pawns which you must take out before they reach the end of the chess board and take a life from you. That’s basically the whole game.

Real player with 5.1 hrs in game

Gigachess 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

Egyptian Senet

Egyptian Senet

To summerize, if you are someone who goes for something with content and thought then try this out; it’s for literally 50 cents when it’s on sale.

This game’s graphics are higher than the screenshots posted, so don’t be fooled. This version is made for normal desktop resolution so I don’t know why any kid would complain. The design is pretty good for a 2D design, and the effort put in the details in the art were meticulously done and not just randomly copied. Everything to me seems like it has its own cham, the victory screen is cute and pleasant, while the prompt when you lose is unpleasant: as to be desired since this is a game for anyone to play and is meant to be symbolic, hence its accessibility to all ages is a plus.

Real player with 21.5 hrs in game

Purchased for a reduced price of £0.79 so can’t say I’m not happy with the purchase!

In all Senet is captivating and this version acts as a good introduction, it is quite addictive as a casual game.

In way of criticism the game presentation is dated and I get the distinct feeling when moving up the difficulty levels the AI gets ‘luckier’ rather than more tactical. This makes the game short-lived as it soon becomes tiresome knowing the AI will often throw the correct combinations to rapidly progress pieces. Something that rarely happens for the human player!

Real player with 12.4 hrs in game

Egyptian Senet 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!

Kings Gauntlet: Chess Revolution on Steam