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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' and is a Chess app in the games category. There are more than 25 games similar to BrainyChess for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Online / Web-based, Linux and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other BrainyChess like games are Chess.com, Chessmaster, XBoard and Fritz.

BrainyChess 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 BrainyChess.
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  • Online
  • iPhone

BrainyChess is a chess app that caters to both the amateur and the master! Enjoy online game play, a huge puzzle database,...

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  1. Lichess icon

    Lichess

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid

    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.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeLichess doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ MultiplayerLichess offers a game mode for more than one player.
    ⚫︎ Single playerLichess has one or more single player game modes.
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    Chess.com

    • 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!

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  3. Chessmaster icon

    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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    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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  5. Fritz icon

    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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    Shotgun King

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • itch.io

    Chess, but you replace your entire army with a royal shotgun.

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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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  8. JustChess icon

    JustChess

    • 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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  9. Shredder Chess icon

    Shredder Chess

    • 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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    Deep Shredder in Vista/7.
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    DecodeChess

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    AI chess tutor and analysis.

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