Arena Alternatives for Mac
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.
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.
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.
Jin is an open source, cross platform, graphical client for chess servers, written in Java. Jin can run either as a standalone application (available at this website) or as an applet, directly from your browser (available at the chess server's website).
Battle vs. Chess is a computer game version of chess developed by Targem Games and Zuxxez Entertainment and published by TopWare Interactive. It was released on May 17, 2011 for PC (Windows and Mac), PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360 and Wii in Europe.
josé is a graphical Chess tool.
You can store chess games in a database (backed by MySQL).
You can view games and edit variations and comments.
You can play against a "plugged-in" chess engine and use it for analysis.
3D Super Chess offers a beautiful and customizable chess experience featuring both 2D and 3D environments. Play against a challenging virtual opponent or friends in PvP mode on the same Mac. Thanks to the rotating chessboard you'll always stay on top of things.