DreamChess Alternatives

    DreamChess is described as 'open source chess game featuring "Dreamer", a moderately strong engine. Any XBoard-compatible chess engine (Crafty & GNU Chess) will work for varying degrees of difficulty. Includes 3D OpenGL graphics and various board sets' and is a Chess App in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to DreamChess for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Android and Mac. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DreamChess are XBoard (Free, Open Source), Chessmaster (Paid), JustChess (Free, Open Source) and DecodeChess (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 3, 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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      • 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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    2. 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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      • 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
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      Project Invincible is a free, portable, open source and cross-platform chess game. Challenge a friend to a 3D chess battle or test your skills against a computer opponent.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      Chess Walk is an Android chess application allowing offline and online (via FICS) play.

      Discontinued

      Website and app unavailable.

      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Chessmate allows anyone to dive into a game of chess. Whether you’re a beginner (yes, I’m talking about you) or a pro (hmm, debatable), the variety of game modes will challenge you with its witty AI.
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    3. Chess website with rich features.
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