Alternatives to WinBoard for Windows with any license

  • 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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  • XBoard

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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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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  • Arena

    Arena is a FREE available Graphical User Interface (GUI) for chess programs (engines) by Martin Blume. Arena runs on Win95, NT4 or higher Microsoft OS versions. Arena is...

    Free Windows Linux

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  • Jin

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • BabasChess

    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...

    Free Windows

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  • Thief

    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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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