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.
- - Lucas Chess is the most popular Windows & Linux alternative to WinBoard.
- - Lucas Chess is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to WinBoard.
Lucas Chess Features
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.
- - Chessmaster is the most popular commercial alternative to WinBoard.
No new releases since 2008. But the old games get some solid praise for teaching features—might be worth a try.
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.
- - XBoard is the most popular Mac alternative to WinBoard.
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.
Chess Titans is a chess game with 3D graphics developed by Oberon Games and included in Windows 7. It is a fully animated, photorealistic interactive game with ten difficulty levels. It can be played by two participants, or one player against the computer.
Chess Titans Features
Brutal Chess Brutal Chess features full 3D graphics, an advanced particle engine, and several different levels of intelligent AI, inspired by the once popular Battle Chess.
Brutal Chess Features
BabasChess is a new revolutionary Internet Chess Client for Windows. It combines ease of use with powerful features for advanced users; integrates a fast and customizable playing environment with a powerful PGN viewer/editor, chess engines support for analyzing positions and...
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).
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.
Play Chess in immersive 3D graphics. Challenge your friends to matches or play against the AI players in the best chess game. Real Chess 3D is one of the most realistic and enjoyable chess games available.
- - Real Chess 3D is the most popular iPhone & iPad alternative to WinBoard.