Jin Alternatives

    Jin is described as '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)'. There are more than 25 games similar to Jin for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Linux, Online / Web-based and Mac. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other Jin like games are Chess.com (Freemium), Lucas Chess (Free, Open Source), Chessmaster (Paid) and XBoard (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 12, 2021

      • 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.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Chess game with enhanced AI in 3D environment. Main feature - smart artificial intellect, which can give you hard work! For experienced players - chess machine Crafty, which have much rewards!

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Play, learn and have fun with a free online chess game designed for everyone, regardless of their level. Improve your skills with various AI opponents or challenge your friends in multiplayer!.
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      • 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.

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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.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      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!
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    2. 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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      • Mac
      LightFICS is a FICS/freechess,org Mac OS X application to play chess online. The app has automatic login and automatic game search (aka quickplay). It's very easy to setup and play for beginners using a single-click to play.
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