5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel

5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel

I played one game on easy. I’m pretty sure I won? I’m not 100% on that… but an interesting side note is that I had 4 queens on one board and that was not where I won. (Although I guess technically I won in all of them? I think?)

For some reason the AI sent a a king back in time after I had it in check in the, I guess, present. Not a great move with two adjacent kings on the board since it made it easy to check it in the past, and that “past” was the first leg of a new timeline so it had nowhere left to go forward or back in time and was blocked by another piece in the adjacent alternate timeline

Real player with 11.5 hrs in game

Read More: Best Chess Time Travel Games.

Checkmate the enemy king with my queen from a parallel timeline, just for them to stall by sending their knight back in time to make the past the present. Then he checked my king from a parallel timeline with the same knight. Luckily I sniped the knight with a random pawn FROM THE FUTURE. He was on borrowed time…

Real player with 10.8 hrs in game

5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel on Steam

BOT.vinnik Chess: Early USSR Championships

BOT.vinnik Chess: Early USSR Championships

“When im white i win because im white, when im black i win because im Bogoljubov” Very nice and instructive Puzzles. Congrats Devs!

Real player with 6.5 hrs in game

Read More: Best Chess Board Game Games.

It was interesting to learn about real championship matches and play out why the losing player resigned.

Real player with 2.1 hrs in game

BOT.vinnik Chess: Early USSR Championships on Steam

BOT.vinnik Chess: Mid-Century USSR Championships

BOT.vinnik Chess: Mid-Century USSR Championships

For the price, it’s a nice Chess game with a charming personality and nice music and aesthetics. I feel like the tune will be stuck in my head tomorrow. Lots of cool fun facts about the games you’re solving. I only encountered one bug where the text glitched out, but it wasn’t a big problem.

Real player with 1.5 hrs in game

Read More: Best Chess Board Game Games.

enjoy the brain

Real player with 1.2 hrs in game

BOT.vinnik Chess: Mid-Century USSR Championships 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

Chess Ultra

Chess Ultra

Now that I completed the game, I will do an overhaul of my review.


First of all: this game is beautiful! Which is also quite daring, because presentation via symbols is always more clear. The visuals are just like real life, with also nice surroundings. All this beauty comes at a price, it’s heavy for the computer to run. Installing the game on an SSD drastically reduces loadtimes.

The different styles of boards and pieces are nice, however it’s hard to distinguish pieces. The purchasable pieces feel overpriced. Would be a nice addition if all pieces were presented together for a few bucks/euros.

Real player with 96.5 hrs in game


I usually make reviews for triple-A games only. But I guess every true gamer has a chess game in the gaming arsenal so I must admit Chess Ultra is one of the most captivating of the genre. It is indeed the best looking chess game around but lacking some features required by professionals. I gave it a positive recommendation vote due to its stunning visuals, it is the perfect game for anytime relaxation. So just bear in mind that this is not a game for professionals (and NOT advertised as such), there are better options out-there for pro chess players.

Real player with 56.7 hrs in game

Chess Ultra on Steam

3D Chess

3D Chess

3D Chess!

Yeah.. it’s.. 3D chess.

I mean.. everyone knows how to play chess, I haven’t been playing it for two decades probably on a regular basis but I’ve learned it as a child and kept playing it here and there.. I think our ’90s PCs were flooded by 2D chess games..

This one.. is a 3D chess game. That costs 10€/$ - you read it well.

Essentially, it hosts all the negative and positive sides of every game made with the Unity engine - everything’s customizable, everything’s simplified.

Plus, the configuration screen is quite nice offering us volume options, v-sync, languages and most of all four different difficulty modes ranging from easy to hard (experienced is the 3rd option here).

Real player with 136.7 hrs in game

Overall – very good but still a great deal of work is necessary (really a lot). The application freezes pretty often so that’s a problem numero uno. Not sure if it’s the video card I have but fairly certain I am not the only one and it’s a great turn off. Next on the list is fixing some of the arenas as far as lighting conditions (it’s difficult to tell which piece is which when all you see are shadows). After that you should enable user to observe the board from an almost arbitrary angle. It can be a challenge as you would have to render the sky etc but even without it, a greater freedom of rotation is necessary, at least so that a player can get to see the board from the top vantage point in 3d mode (you have 2d mode but then the pieces lose 3d rendering which defeats the purpose). For your 2d, make sure to diversify the set of pieces you make available (the ones you have in 2d, which is really only one, are fine but there should be more with emphasis on 3d-ishness and appropriate light/shadow rendering). Increase the set of difficulty modes available (not good enough to just have 3 modes). Preferably to have the modes with ELO designations (i.e. I am playing a 2300 ELO computer opponent says a lot more than ‘hard’). Lastly (or in parallel with all of the above), let’s keep adding those excellent arenas which is really what this game is all about – let’s focus on boards and pieces with lots of reflection (marble-glass themes etc), lighting effects (fire is very good) – this would make this game unique in the marketplace.

Real player with 7.8 hrs in game

3D Chess on Steam