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Chess is described as 'Classic game of chess with 3D visuals and a variety of gameboard designs' and is a Chess app in the games category. There are more than 25 games similar to Chess for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Linux, Mac and iPad. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other Chess like games are Chess.com, XBoard, Shotgun King and PyChess.

Chess 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 Chess.
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  • Android Tablet

Classic game of chess with 3D visuals and a variety of gameboard designs.

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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
  2. Chess.com icon

    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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  3. XBoard icon

    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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    Screenshot during gameplay
  4. Shotgun King icon

    Shotgun King

    • Windows
    • itch.io
    53 alternatives to Shotgun King 

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

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  5. PyChess icon

    PyChess

    • Windows
    • Linux
    12 alternatives to PyChess 

    PyChess is a swift chess client originally developed for Gnome, but running well under any other linux desktops. As far as we know of. PyChess is pure, delicious Python code, from the top of the UI to the bottom of the chess engine, and all under GNU General Public License for...

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  6. JustChess icon

    JustChess

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    53 alternatives to JustChess 

    Play chess against a very simple author written chess engine, or against a friend in pass and play mode.

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    DecodeChess

    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    52 alternatives to DecodeChess 

    AI chess tutor and analysis.

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  8. Raptor Chess Interface icon

    Raptor Chess Interface

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    15 alternatives to Raptor Chess Interface 

    Raptor is a cross platform chess interface and pgn viewer for the free internet chess server: FICS. It has the following features:

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  9. BabasChess icon

    BabasChess

    38 alternatives to BabasChess 

    BabasChess is a new revolutionary Internet Chess Client for Windows. It combines ease of use with powerful features for advanced users; integrates a fast and customizable playing environment with a powerful PGN viewer/editor, chess engines support for analyzing positions and...

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  10. Jin icon

    Jin

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    45 alternatives to Jin 

    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).

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