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Arena is described as 'free Graphical User Interface (GUI) for chess. Arena helps you in analyzing and playing games as well as in testing chess engines. It runs on Linux or Windows. Arena is compatible to UCI and Winboard protocols' and is a Chess app in the games category. There are more than 25 games similar to Arena for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Scid vs. PC, which is both free and Open Source. Other Arena like games are Lucas Chess, Chessmaster, Chess Titans and XBoard.

Arena alternatives are mainly Chess Apps but may also be Board Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Arena.
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  • FreeProprietary
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Arena is a free Graphical User Interface (GUI) for chess. Arena helps you in analyzing and playing games as well as in...

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    Scid vs. PC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

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    Lucas Chess

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableLucas Chess can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Chessmaster

    • Windows

    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.

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    Discontinued

    No new releases since 2008. But the old games get some solid praise for teaching features—might be worth a try.

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    Chess Titans

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Chess Titans brings the classic strategy game of chess to life with three-dimensional graphics and animation. Highlighted squares show where you can move your pieces.

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    Default interface from starting position.
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    XBoard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableXBoard can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    ChessX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Open source chess database.

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    Fritz

    • Windows

    Fritz is the world’s most popular chess program, developed by ChessBase, “the world's leading chess software company” (Washington Post).

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    ChessRoots

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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.

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    Brutal Chess

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableBrutal Chess can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    PyChess

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PyChess is a swift chess client originally developed for Gnome, but running well under any other linux desktops. As far as we know of.

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