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Pure Chess Alternatives

Pure Chess is described as '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' and is a Chess app in the games category. There are more than 25 games similar to Pure Chess 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 Pure Chess like games are Chess.com, Scid vs. PC, Lucas Chess and Chessmaster.

This page was last updated Apr 8, 2022
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad

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  1. Lichess

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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.

  2. Chess.com

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear

    Play chess online with millions of players around the world! Enjoy free unlimited games and improve your chess rating with 50,000+ tactics puzzles, interactive lessons and videos, and a powerful computer opponent. Unlock your inner chess master today!



  3. Scid vs. PC

    • 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.

  4. Lucas Chess

    • 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.

  5. Chessmaster

    • 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.



  6. DroidFish Chess

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    A port of the Stockfish chess engine to Android.

  7. Chess Titans

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

  8. XBoard

    • 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.

  9. ChessX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Open source chess database.

  10. Arena

    • 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.

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