DroidFish Chess Alternatives

    DroidFish Chess is described as 'A port of the Stockfish chess engine to Android'. There are more than 10 games similar to DroidFish Chess for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone and Mac. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other DroidFish Chess like games are Lucas Chess (Free, Open Source), Chessmaster (Paid), Fritz (Paid) and Brutal Chess (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 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
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      The aim is to play chess against the computer with increasing levels of difficulty and with a limited number of hints that are given by a chess tutor.


      • 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.


    2. Chess Titans brings the classic strategy game of chess to life with three-dimensional graphics and animation. Highlighted squares show where you can move your pieces.
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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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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
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      • Java Mobile
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      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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    3. Tarrasch is a flexible, minimalist, and easy to use chess GUI. It is ideal for playing against and training with chess engines. Tarrasch has a built in engine but can just as easily be used with other UCI engines such as Rybka or Houdini.
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