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    ChessDB is described as '- a free Chess database for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and UNIX - like ChessBase , but better' and is a Chess App in the Games category. There are more than 10 games similar to ChessDB for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other ChessDB like games are Scid vs. PC (Free, Open Source), Chessmaster (Paid), ChessX (Free, Open Source) and Arena (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2022
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
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    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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      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.


      • 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.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Open source chess database.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Arena is a free Graphical User Interface (GUI) for chess. Arena helps you in analyzing and playing games as well as in testing chess engines. It runs on Linux or Windows. Arena is compatible to UCI and Winboard protocols.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • itch.io
      Chess, but you replace your entire army with a royal shotgun.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Play chess against a very simple author written chess engine, or against a friend in pass and play mode.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Feature-rich chess game viewer and editor.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      AI chess tutor and analysis.
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      • Windows
      Chess Assistant 13 Houdini 3 is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess online, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.
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