Alternatives to XBoard for all platforms with any license

  • Chess.com

    Play chess online, learn new chess strategies, tactics and rules, study chess games and openings - all FREE on Chess.com - the #1 online chess site!

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Java Mobile HP webOS

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  • Chessmaster

    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...

    • Discontinued
      No new releases since 2008. But the old games get some solid praise for teaching features—might be worth a try.

    Commercial Windows

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  • DreamChess

    DreamChess is an open source chess game featuring "Dreamer", a moderately strong engine. Any XBoard-compatible chess engine (Crafty & GNU Chess) will work...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • PyChess

    PyChess is a swift chess client originally developed for Gnome, but running well under any other linux desktops. As far as we know of. PyChess is pure, delicious Python...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Scid vs. PC

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows

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  • Fritz

    Fritz is the world’s most popular chess program, developed by ChessBase, “the world's leading chess software company” (Washington Post). Whether you are a beginner...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Lucas Chess

    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. Also included are...

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • WinBoard

    WinBoard is a pretty basic chess game that is mainly intended to play games online, using different chess engines.

    Free Windows Linux

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