GameKnot Alternatives

    GameKnot is described as 'Play chess online! The premier online chess battleground - play a friendly chess game online or compete in chess tournaments, chess teams, solve chess puzzles, FREE!'. There are more than 10 games similar to GameKnot for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other GameKnot like games are Chess.com (Freemium), XBoard (Free, Open Source), Chessmaster (Paid) and Fritz (Paid).

    This page was last updated Feb 3, 2021

      • 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      BabasChess is a new revolutionary Internet Chess Client for Windows.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
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      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.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      iNemesis is a free chess program that allows you to play on the FICS (free internet chess server). iNemesis Version 5.0 is a major rewrite of previous versions. Its interface is quite simple, yet it gives you twice the power.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Experience one of the oldest known boardgames on the advanced technology of today. With ultra-realistic and unparalleled beautiful visuals you can almost reach out and touch the pieces.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      Chess Walk is an Android chess application allowing offline and online (via FICS) play.

      Discontinued

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Thief is a free chess client written by Zon Jan to play on chess servers like the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS). Thief can be customized and supports regular chess and all variants like bughouse, crazyhouse, Losers, Suicide, Kriegspiel and others.
    1. As the name, as is the look and feel, Royal 3D Chess is provides you the real 3D look and feel. Play like you are playing in reality. Chess games always need some strategies to develop. Develop you own strategies to solve this check and mate puzzle in 3D view.
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    2. 3D Super Chess offers a beautiful and customizable chess experience featuring both 2D and 3D environments. Play against a challenging virtual opponent or friends in PvP mode on the same Mac. Thanks to the rotating chessboard you'll always stay on top of things.
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    3. Chess website with rich features.
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