BrainyChess Alternatives

    BrainyChess is described as 'chess app that caters to both the amateur and the master! Enjoy online game play, a huge puzzle database, a personal cloud game database, and puzzle and game ratings to gauge your strength'. There are more than 25 games similar to BrainyChess for a variety of platforms, including Android, Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other BrainyChess like games are Chess.com (Freemium), XBoard (Free, Open Source), Chessmaster (Paid) and Fritz (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 12, 2021

    1. 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. The Lichess covenant: lichess.org will always be free.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      • Android Wear
      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!


      • 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.
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      • 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.

      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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      • 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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      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Play chess against a very simple author written chess engine, or against a friend in pass and play mode.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Chess Analysis, Powered by AI The first AI chess tutor, DecodeChess explains the why behind chess moves in rich, intuitive language. Start improving your chess with the most advanced chess analysis software, for free!
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      GNOME Chess is a 2D chess game, where games can be played between a combination of human and computer players. GNOME Chess detects known third party chess engines for computer players.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Java Mobile
      • iPad
      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.
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