The aim is to play chess against the computer with increasing levels of difficulty and with a limited number of hints that are given by a chess tutor.
- - Lucas Chess is the most popular Windows & Linux alternative to Arena.
- - Lucas Chess is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Arena.
Lucas Chess Features
Shane's Chess Information Database is a powerful Chess Toolkit, with which one can create huge chess databases, run engine analysis, or play casual games against the computer or online with the Free Internet Chess Server.
- - Scid vs. PC is the most popular Mac alternative to Arena.
Chessmaster is a chess playing computer game series which is now owned and developed by Ubisoft. It is the best-selling chess franchise in history, with more than five million units sold as of 2002.
- - Chessmaster is the most popular commercial alternative to Arena.
No new releases since 2008. But the old games get some solid praise for teaching features—might be worth a try.
XBoard, also known as WinBoard on Microsoft operating systems, is a free graphical user interface client developed by Tim Mann that is compatible with various chess engines that support the Xboard Communication Protocol such as GNU Chess.
Chess Titans is a chess game with 3D graphics developed by Oberon Games and included in Windows 7. It is a fully animated, photorealistic interactive game with ten difficulty levels. It can be played by two participants, or one player against the computer.
Chess Titans Features
I am a pretty mediocre chess player, but at the start of 2019 I was playing a lot of online Blitz. My opening repertoire was pretty slim and I felt myself repeating the same mistakes. I wanted to try out some new openings, but looking at existing opening databases, I found a few...
- - ChessRoots is the most popular Web-based alternative to Arena.
Fritz is the world’s most popular chess program, developed by ChessBase, “the world's leading chess software company” (Washington Post). Whether you are a beginner, club player or professional – Fritz has everything that chess players could want: automatically adjusting...
PyChess is a swift chess client originally developed for Gnome, but running well under any other linux desktops. As far as we know of. PyChess is pure, delicious Python code, from the top of the UI to the bottom of the chess engine, and all under GNU General Public License for...
The Shredder chess programs by Stefan Meyer-Kahlen provide a game playing and analysis tool for everybody and are accepted as one of the best chess programs of the world. Since 1996 Shredder has won thirteen titles as World Computer Chess Champion which makes Shredder the most...
- - Shredder Chess is the most popular Android, iPhone & iPad alternative to Arena.
Brutal Chess Brutal Chess features full 3D graphics, an advanced particle engine, and several different levels of intelligent AI, inspired by the once popular Battle Chess.
Brutal Chess Features
BabasChess is a new revolutionary Internet Chess Client for Windows. It combines ease of use with powerful features for advanced users; integrates a fast and customizable playing environment with a powerful PGN viewer/editor, chess engines support for analyzing positions and...