The Chess Variants Club

The Chess Variants Club

The game has the right art direction and is very well balanced in terms of details and graphic design: it is sophisticated enough to be realistic and elegant, but without going beyond the point that would unravel the chess experience.

It’s a pleasant environment to play chess and a great way to get to know and play with its variations. Recommended.

Real player with 10.0 hrs in game

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Though at the time of writing I have had very little playtime, I absolutely love it.

The graphics sleek and the design stunning - this game does not disappoint.

I would wholly recommend this game to grand-masters and beginners (like me) alike.

This game truly is swell.

Real player with 4.3 hrs in game

The Chess Variants Club on Steam



Only played short while to get first impression, it seemed alright. Well worth 99 cents cheaper then candy bar. Well also actually helping someone even if just a little.

Real player with 0.1 hrs in game

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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

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Real player with 2.1 hrs in game

Chess: King of Crowns Chess Online on Steam

Lazy Chess

Lazy Chess

This is a great game. Just needs some UI tweaks to be amazing.

It’s worth its money.

Real player with 5.8 hrs in game

I hate the fact that you don’t have the option to just play regular chess. How hard would it be to add such option. Also it annoys me very much how you can’t just get rid of that stupid “You Won!” pop-up so you can just look at the board and go through the older moves. It HAS to analyze it online in a browser. Other than that, the game is a good way of learning chess for beginners.

Real player with 1.8 hrs in game

Lazy Chess 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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Caïssa Board

Caïssa Board

The first graphical user interfaces for chess have appeared in the 1990s. Since then, they have considerably evolved but are still very complicated. Caïssa Board is a modern Chess GUI that is capable of interfacing with many chess engines while being tuned toward simplicity of use. It also provides tactical and strategic hints such as the possibility of forks or the controlled squares. The public domain Chess Engine Gull 3 is included with Caïssa Board so you can start playing and analyze games without delay.

Caïssa Board 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

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

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

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

Let's Learn Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) on Steam

Let’s Learn Janggi (Korean Chess)

Let’s Learn Janggi (Korean Chess)

it was a fun game to try out i suck so bad at it but ill learn in time :)

Real player with 0.5 hrs in game

I have a book that details many Chess variants including this one. Some of the moves and rules differ somewhat from what I found in other sources. Are multiple variants of this game actively played in Korea? The program, as it is, is good for those just getting introduced to Korean Chess. It is not a program that will satisfy stronger players.

Real player with 0.4 hrs in game

Let's Learn Janggi (Korean Chess) on Steam