Let’s Learn Shogi

Let’s Learn Shogi

Great for learning!!! If you’ve just started playing Shogi this is the game for you!

After this you can definetly try competeing at lishogi or 81dojo

Would recommend this game.

Real player with 21.0 hrs in game

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A really good strategy game, I enjoy it and it learns u good tacticts! sorry for my english :(

Real player with 1.6 hrs in game

Let's Learn Shogi 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

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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

Let’s Learn Xiangqi (Chinese Chess)

Let’s Learn Xiangqi (Chinese Chess)

The AI is very weak. Not good for learning.

Real player with 4.6 hrs in game

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Let's Learn Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) on Steam

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

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: Shinobi

Chess Knights: Shinobi

Edit: Updated playthrough with ALL the normal levels here: https://youtu.be/Zr-5X2c3k8Y

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: https://youtu.be/xhNwdCEFKZo

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

Eonica Chess Battle

Eonica Chess Battle

great auto battle game, good graphics

Real player with 507.4 hrs in game

This is the best chess game I’ve ever played. The amount of depth to the game, while still in early access, is impressive. I think that the game will only get better with time and will have more players to compete against as the game grows in popularity.


Real player with 7.6 hrs in game

Eonica Chess Battle 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

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

Sudoku Zenkai

Sudoku Zenkai


If you are searching for a fine Sudoku game on Steam, like I was, you can stop doing so now.


In Sudoku Zenkai they let you play the way you like it. Choose what theme you want. Choose if you want to play with numbers, letters, colors, signs and more. Choose your difficulty. Choose the amount of help the game offers you. Make annotations (Yes, there are Sudoku games out there which let you play on extreme difficulties without letting you make annotations…). Solve the daily challenge and play with your friends in a co-op style of gameplay in order to solve the puzzle together.

Real player with 26.4 hrs in game

Really versatile Sudoku simulator. The game offers small numbers to help you solve the puzzles and you can remove big numbers and small numbers you typed yourself alike. You can choose to use symbols instead of numbers and a lot of colour background options and methods of play. The daily challenges really want you to use your problem solving skills in these puzzles, so you better be prepared and practice a lot to master or else you may forget techniques to use. This game is recommended to all Sudoku fans, to ones who follow Sudoku Guy on Youtube or possibly the ones who want to extend their Steam library with more puzzle games into their collection.

Real player with 25.4 hrs in game

Sudoku Zenkai on Steam

Glow Chess

Glow Chess

Guess what – you can’t castle or play the AI as black. Can’t flip sides to play as black, either. If that doesn’t get fixed, it’s not chess. If the developer fixed the castling issue and made sure that en passant is there, then okay, one dollar might be reasonable. Right now it’s just a scam to steal some money from people.

Real player with 1.3 hrs in game


Real player with 0.7 hrs in game

Glow Chess on Steam



After having played this game extensively since I acquired it, I am posting this review in the hopes of addressing the points made in the negative review above, as the reviewer clearly does not understand the purpose of this game. This is going to be somewhat lengthy, will try to summarize at the top.

TLDR; Pro’s and con’s below. If you came here expecting standalone chess look elsewhere, if you are interested in a sandbox experience where you can create your own units read on.

First and foremost I would like to point out something that I believe is the reason for said reviewers negative perception of this game, and that is that Wardens is NOT chess. If you go into Wardens expecting standalone chess, you will be disappointed. At present the only resemblance this game has to chess is the movement and arrangement of the pieces (for now), and that it is played on a chess board. However, despite one of the default game types being Capture the King, Wardens lacks practically all other basic chess rules, such as en passante, castling, and most importantly, check. As your goal in the aforementioned game mode is to KILL the king, not checkmate him. This was done so as to introduce the concept of the abilities in a familiar way without overwhelming the player. As for the abilities being boring, I admit that I myself do not care for the starting decks. That is because those decks are more useful as templates, to showcase possible abilities and help you to make your own. So the abilities are only as boring as you make them. Granted the amount of things you can do at the moment is a bit limited, but there is a surprising amount of versatility with what is already there. With the tools currently available, I have created over 4 pages worth of cards, with varied abilities including, but not limited to, things such as a unit that when they have sufficient mana they and surrounding allies cannot be frozen, a unit that has an ability that grants permanent attack immunity until next overtake (akin to stealth), and a unit that allows allies to cast their abilities for free provided they have sufficient mana for said ability, although this requires (for now) compatibility to be integrated into the other units in order to work, as does my most recent unit, which will allow nearby allies to cast their abilities for 3 mana less. The list goes on, and it will only improve with time as more things become available.

Real player with 74.6 hrs in game

As a chess player, this looked interesting, but I can’t recommend it. It’s basically just chess, but the pieces have boring abilities, their movement is unchanged. Board readability is terrible, all the pieces (both yours and your opponent’s) look too similar and so everything blends together until you can’t figure out what is happening anymore. There’s no tutorial, and the AI you can play against is terrible, if you’re decent at chess you will easily crush it.

Real player with 0.8 hrs in game

Wardens on Steam