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

Grandmaster Chess

Grandmaster Chess

This game takes your chess experience to the Next level it has both Hints and an opening book, The AI is one of the best i have seen yet the Grand master level is better than and StockFish

this game is a must buy for beginners and advanced Players

if you want to see a gameplay check my youtube Channel: Jaxree

Have fun!

Real player with 1.5 hrs in game

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Grandmaster Chess on Steam

Battle Chess

Battle Chess

Simply amazing. Literally the best Chess game on Steam. Nostalgia goggles or not, I remember playing this game on my Dads old PC - an Amiga, no less - sitting up in the morning before school sneaking a few games in, sitting up at night before bed watching him play. It was a different time. A better time.

It might be old, but there are some things that never go out of style. The game offers a game of Chess in both “3D” pixelated/voxel graphics with medieval characters as playing pieces instead of figures, and a standard “2D” mode that is merely a simple top down view of a standard chess board with appropriate images for each piece. You can play hotseat/couch multiplayer, or you can pit two CPU (lovingly called I.B.M’s in this game) players against each other and watch the carnage. Back in the day, I remember sitting and waiting for minutes at a time until each CPU made a move once the was underway, but those problems are somewhat lessened now, it’s good. On higher difficulty levels the CPU does like to take its time though.

Real player with 8.1 hrs in game

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This is an interesting chess game. You can select two modes: Normal or 3D chessboard. It also includes many useful features, such as save and load. Your rival can be set to a human, a computer (IBM) or a network player (Modem). But I don’t know how to set the last one.

By the way, I once thought this game was based on a sword and magic world. Until I saw that enemy king used a laser pistol to kill my soldiers…

Basic control:

Press ESC to enter the game.

Click LMB to select your chess piece and move it.

Real player with 6.2 hrs in game

Battle Chess 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



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

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



I thoroughly enjoyed this game. between the cute enemies, the neat little story line, and the seemingly simple puzzle mechanic of mimicking the limitations of a Chess Knight - I was quite satisfied. My brain got an excellent work out from it. Took me almost 4 hours to beat, but i missed out on whatever happens if you beat it with all the coins - lost them dying in the last level (facepalm) so I have to play again. (not complaining) –- the soundtrack is a good bop too.

Real player with 6.3 hrs in game

Knightmare on Steam

Knight King Assassin

Knight King Assassin

Awesome game! Even thought the game has simple idea, there is still quite a bit of challenge to pass the levels. Also the RPS (rock-paper-scissors) with chess make a really good and interesting twist. Definetely recommend to buy this game if you like puzzles or chess even a bit.

Real player with 1.8 hrs in game

  • ### Morlan’s shorts:

For the long nights or boring mornings.. There’s thinking involved, one cannot sleep on it. Presentation is nice and relaxing, Starts with easy tutorial-like levels and gets progressively harder with new elements added later.

For the price of one gold coin.. (even two) it’s a bragin! even a bargain! (although no bars have been gained..)

PS. Would like to see a configuration that only needs mouse and no keyboard, or vice versa..

Real player with 1.8 hrs in game

Knight King Assassin on Steam

BOT.vinnik Chess: Combination Lessons

BOT.vinnik Chess: Combination Lessons

tldr; If you play Chess, get this.

To start, I don’t think anyone will play this for 34 hours unless you leave your PC on with this up like I did–but I still highly recommend it for new-to-okayish players looking for insight. I’ve ran through it a couple times & if it hasn’t improved my Chess game, it’s at least given me some new angles and strategies to think about. The aesthetic and presentation are perfect and make the techniques easier to digest, and it’s the price of a cup of coffee. All considered, it makes grabbing this the easiest decision you can make in Chess.

Real player with 39.9 hrs in game

If you are a beginner (like me), you will probably like it. It teaches you some basic and easy chess tactics, and I’m sure you’ll have fun with the mostache guy. But something that perhaps some people will not like is that the mustache guy wom’t explain why your wrong movements are wrong, if you want to know what you shouldn’t do that, you will have to think about it for yourself.

Anyway, even if it’s a short game, it is really cheap and you will probably learn something useful from it, so I recommend it.

Real player with 3.3 hrs in game

BOT.vinnik Chess: Combination Lessons on Steam

BOT.vinnik Chess: Late USSR Championships

BOT.vinnik Chess: Late USSR Championships

Improve your chess knowledge and learn some history with commented puzzles out of anthological matches from the late USSR Chess Championships (1970s, and 80s)

■ Learn the theory behind the strategy

■ 150+ theory backed “best-move” chess puzzles

■ Famous matches organized by chess Masters in 16 chapters to elevate your knowledge

■ Made for chess enthusiasts by chess enthusiast

■ Have fun with BOT.vinnik’s peculiar sense of humor!

BOT.vinnik Chess: Late USSR Championships on Steam