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    Shotgun King Alternatives

    Shotgun King is described as 'Chess, but you replace your entire army with a royal shotgun' and is a Chess App in the category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Shotgun King for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Online / Web-based, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Shotgun King are Chess.com (Freemium), Lucas Chess (Free, Open Source), Chessmaster (Paid) and DroidFish Chess (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2022
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    Chess, but you replace your entire army with a royal shotgun.
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      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.
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      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!


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      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.
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      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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      A port of the Stockfish chess engine to Android.


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      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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      Open source chess database.
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      Consolidated view of all your chess games from chess.com, lichess, grandmaster games or custom pgn. Prepare against your opponents by analyzing at their games and see which openings work for you.
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      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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      I am a pretty mediocre chess player, but at the start of 2019 I was playing a lot of online Blitz. My opening repertoire was pretty slim and I felt myself repeating the same mistakes.
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