Samurai Chess

Samurai Chess

It took me a little while to get used to some of the most exotic pieces, but once I did, the experience was delightful!

It’s just fun to cut through enemy pieces while admiring the cherry blossoms in the wind!

Real player with 20.9 hrs in game

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What a beautiful samurai themed chess game! The mood of the game is very interesting with high quality graphics and soundtrack.

Real player with 1.6 hrs in game

Samurai Chess on Steam

Chess Knights: Viking Lands

Chess Knights: Viking Lands

It’s been a while since I played chess and when I tried this game I could remember that beginner feeling.

I Recommend this game for those who like chess and also likes a good mind challenge.

I liked some scenario items left behind … buckets, wooden decks and wagons that block areas in board, these kind of things got rid of predicables movements and make things more challenging. I also liked the way some parts got half-covered by snow, this increase the challenge and make me think twice on choosing where to move … specially against Bishops. A little suggestion to improve a sense of progress could be some kind of icon or text that tells the current chapter and stage.

Real player with 6.0 hrs in game

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Move chess knights across varying boards to pick up pieces from one square and return them to home squares while avoiding being taken by AI driven enemy pieces.

There are a lot of issues here, the difficulty wildly varies, though ultimately never gets particularly clever and many of the puzzles become just a matter of moving one of your safe pieces back and forth until the board state lets you win.

Some levels try to limit that which is where you feel a sudden difficulty spike which just ends up being more frustrating than challenging.

Real player with 5.8 hrs in game

Chess Knights: Viking Lands on Steam

Combat Chess

Combat Chess

I cant believe this is even on steam. This is an old game i played when i was like 9 years old. I am so happy i found it and for 5 bucks on steam.

Its just a really fun animated chess :) Good for nostalgia.

Real player with 0.4 hrs in game

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A knock-off of Battle Chess for all intents and purposes. Cheaper, though. Worth a try.

Real player with 0.1 hrs in game

Combat Chess on Steam

Knight’s Retreat

Knight’s Retreat

Knight’s Retreat is a simple chess-themed puzzler which requires careful planning to complete its 80 stages. While the difficulty isn’t consistent, it’s easy enough to play in short sessions, ideal for break times or multiplayer queues. It’s cheap, suitable for all ages, and awards achievements for completion.

✅ Easy to understand, with ample tutorial stages

✅ Pleasing low poly design, including different environments

✅ Chill music and SFX

✅ Multiple mechanics (sliding panels, flip switches, linked pieces)

Real player with 8.7 hrs in game

Too many bugs when using the undo button, such as some tiles becoming inaccessible, and sometimes it seems to undo a few moves at once at once (I’m not certain of this, but I sometimes notice that a few of my knights have somehow moved backwards on their own, which I assume was caused by me while undoing a different move), and when you move a piece onto a tile with a button and then undo the move, the effect of the button is reversed but the piece remains on the button. This game only allows you to undo one move per turn, so you can imagine how frustrating it can be when the undo button is as wonky as it is. This isn’t a problem for most levels, as this is a relatively easy puzzle game, but there is one particular level near the end that is significantly more complicated than the rest which I’ve been trying hard to solve, but the wonkiness of the undo button keeps forcing me to restart the whole level, which eventually led to me giving up on it.

Real player with 8.3 hrs in game

Knight's Retreat on Steam

Chess: King of Crowns Chess Online

Chess: King of Crowns Chess Online

The developers of this game take much pride in the hard work they put forth into making sure the game is stable, steady and runs without hiccups.

They are always ready to solve issues and really make this game worth what it is.

The support is immeasurable!

thank you king of crowns chess!

I appreciate all that you’ve done for me, keep making games :)

Real player with 35.3 hrs in game

Activation keys are not working!

Real player with 2.1 hrs in game

Chess: King of Crowns Chess Online on Steam

Chess Knights: Shinobi

Chess Knights: Shinobi

Edit: Updated playthrough with ALL the normal levels here:

Great game but god dang is it difficult not sure if it was the alcohol or the fact my chess I.Q. is 42 but it was a fun little brain boggler killing the Generals was extremely satisfying after trying not to get spanked by some simp rooks/bishops. Not sure how to get all the achievements since I hid in a bush and didn’t get the hide in a bush achievement (got faito achievement at later date which has been included in video thanks to user carmylle on steam) but if you need help on any of the levels. my play through with all levels here:

Real player with 26.4 hrs in game

Really great minimalist puzzle game. The recent update tripled the content of an already great game, definitely worth the price here. Knights are my least favorite chess piece, but playing them as a ninja may have changed my view of them.

The difficulty scales wonderfully right up until the last level which is very very hard, but just enough to where you feel accomplished when you beat it. The only negative I have here is you can’t pan the camera, only zoom and rotate. Other than that this is a standout of the minimalist puzzle genre.

Real player with 7.1 hrs in game

Chess Knights: Shinobi on Steam

Mad Chess

Mad Chess

What is it?

Mad Chess is a chess variant where players can play the same game of Chess they know and love, but this time, with 7 additional factions dropped into the mix. Checkmate the enemy king with one of eight armies at your disposal, each with their own unique pieces, abilities & flavor. Now with 36 matchups instead of 1, a whole new chess universe awaits!

Eight Factions

  • Humans: Use the classic chess army that you all know with long-ranged units. (Hero)

  • Mermaids: Bring the ocean with you by covering the chessboard with water. (Geomancer)

  • Angels: Discover unusual movement capabilities & situational invincibility. (Paladin)

  • Dragons: Gain bonuses upon having your units captured by the enemy. (Necromancer)

  • Vampires: Consume your own troops to gain momentum & disturb enemy units. (Warlock)

  • Fairies: Protect your archers to capture enemies without moving from afar. (Ranger)

  • Yetis: Use devastating beasts that can capture more than 1 unit per turn. (Barbarian)

  • Aliens: Wield advanced technology to control time & gain additional turns. (Time mage)

Key Features

  • Adventure: Play a campaign of 40 missions to help Prince Madop vanquish the Silver Demons from his realm.

  • Versus: Play local games against an AI opponent or another player.

  • Multiplayer: Play public or private games online against other players with custom rules.

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Mad Chess on Steam



Never play the same game of chess again! ChessCraft is a chess AI sandbox. Create your own chess boards, rules, and pieces. Play against the computer or your friends online, or win loot by playing one of 80 built-in chess boards in adventure mode.

Many chess games already exist, but only ChessCraft allows the player to create such wacky boards, pieces, and rules and immediately play a decent computer opponent.

Create new pieces with any combination of the 8 bishop or rook slides, plus a 7x7 grid of knight-like hops. Create new boards with any enabled or disabled tile up to 16x16. Place promotion rules for any piece, anywhere, or other special tile rules. Create pieces that cannot be captured, or with ranged attacks, or pieces that restrict other pieces from acting. The computer opponent then uses concepts from computer science and graph theory to understand your creations and play against you.

ChessCraft on Steam

Pawn of the Dead

Pawn of the Dead

Nice change on chess games, waiting for new scenarios

Real player with 5.7 hrs in game

If you’re a chess fan, don’t miss Pawn of the Dead. New rules totally reinvigorate the game (but the original’s still there if you want it). Campaign is a series of 64 challenges but as if that wasn’t enough there’s also an arcade-style “queen vs zombies” mode.

You probably have to be a chess fan to enjoy this, but if you are, this is mindblowing. Features a campaign with 64 challenges, a “queen vs zombies” mode, 2p mode and both classic and zombie rules.

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Real player with 4.8 hrs in game

Pawn of the Dead on Steam

Ragnarok Chess

Ragnarok Chess

So, every time I would checkmate the AI, the game would crash. Due to the fact that most of the other reviews also have low playtime, I am assuming it is either a new glitch or they didn’t play long enough to run into it.

Real player with 1.1 hrs in game

Beautiful game! I loved the design of the pieces, environment and battle particles, illumination. A very solid and immersive game. Congrats to the developers.

Real player with 1.1 hrs in game

Ragnarok Chess on Steam