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Better Than Chess is described as 'Customize your board as you want. No account required. Play against the computer, friend or opponent from around the world' and is a Chess app in the games category. There are more than 50 games similar to Better Than Chess for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Linux, Online / Web-based and Mac. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other Better Than Chess like games are Chess.com, Lucas Chess, Fritz and Chessmaster.

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Customize your board as you want. No account required. Play against the computer, friend or opponent from around the world.

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  1. Lichess icon

    Lichess

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    58 alternatives to Lichess 

    Lichess is the most complete chess experience, with a simple interface that focuses on the game, a massive array of game related tools and a huge, worldwide community.

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    1.  Ad-freeLichess doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  MultiplayerLichess offers a game mode for more than one player.
    3.  Single playerLichess has one or more single player game modes.
    Home page, light background
    Game analysis, custom background
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    Chess.com

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    46 alternatives to Chess.com 

    Play chess online with millions of players around the world! Enjoy free unlimited games and improve your chess rating with 50,000+ tactics puzzles, interactive lessons and videos, and a powerful computer opponent. Unlock your inner chess master today!

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    Lucas Chess

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    31 alternatives to Lucas Chess 

    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.

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    1.  PortableLucas Chess can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • Fritz icon

      Fritz

      39 alternatives to Fritz 

      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...

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    • Chessmaster icon

      Chessmaster

      49 alternatives to Chessmaster 

      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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    • DroidFish Chess icon

      DroidFish Chess

      • Android
      • F-Droid
      20 alternatives to DroidFish Chess 

      DroidFish is a feature-rich graphical chess user interface, combined with the very strong Stockfish chess engine.

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      Chess Titans

      29 alternatives to Chess Titans 

      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.

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    • Shredder Chess icon

      Shredder Chess

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Java Mobile
      • iPad
      43 alternatives to Shredder 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...

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      Deep Shredder in Vista/7.
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      XBoard

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      54 alternatives to XBoard 

      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.

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

      ChessX

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      23 alternatives to ChessX 

      Open source chess database.

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