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Ding ding! Me too - never great at it, but do love it. :slight_smile: One of my silly dreams is one of those beautiful glass chess sets - sigh, so very pretty.

My phone is a hand-me-down sorta - an iPhone 4 with iOS7.1, so most of the time apps tell me - NOPE! You can’t install me, sorry.

Still it’d worthwhile to look into browser options. Maybe I can dig up a reputable one. For sure, it’s worth a try. =^_^=


if you get one send me a message on steam :smiley:

matches never take long so if I’m online I should be able to play.

shoudn’t really have been a problem though I thought, I had an iphone5 recently (also a hand me down) and that played dragon ball legends for 3 months.


There’s countless sites for playing chess online, ranging in levels of seriousness, running in browser or using their own clients.

just the top 3 results searching DDG for “chess online”

I used to think I enjoyed chess for a while, back when I just messed around playing against my sister and complete novice friends. Then I played against someone who actually played seriously, studied the game and knew a bunch of stuff and I realized how big a difference there was there. Also realized I would never be arsed to put in the dedication to even start getting better and figured I’ll just stick to video games. : )


Nope! Nah way. Just for fun - remembering a million and one openings is likely not for me.

I’ve been to the 1st link already - it’s where I was re-learning the rules etc. Kyle had said he didn’t know about sites being “secure”. Not sure what he meant.


I have this game…hard copy somewhere…I think :thinking:

Or it could be this one…

I know I have both…But in different formats.

I do have one on my PC that i can send you…It’s old too. I am not sure it will play on Win10; it does play on Win7. But it does have different pieces/boards plus you can play 2 people/ or Network/Lan or the AI. But I can’t find the rules…Which is strange.


pretty sure I’ve seen those played by game grumps! the bottom one is the ones with the silly battle animations I think, I’d enjoy them if so haha


@Danacscott It’s not free but I’ve had this one wishlisted for a while

it’s probably the prettiest chess game I’ve ever seen, but some of the features are a little barebones. I’d still like it though.


How good is Tabletop Sim’s chess?

I’ll be honest when you said chess my first thought was:


Cool. Thanks! It’d be worth a try. Perhaps that compatibility mode option will help?

Chess and giggling. Fun times. :stuck_out_tongue:

No kidding! The different styles of pieces and environments is such an awesome idea too. Baby steps though - want to learn play properly again, lol. The game is pretty new, so no sale there for a while.

Dunno. Even if there is a demo, it may not include all the features. Good question.

Also, I remember that graphic! Gee, haven’t seen that in a while. :slight_smile:


Did find some apps that my pauvre iPhone can run. Got to try them out on the morrow. Tonight I did some more crafty stuff and then practiced 100% Orange Juice and Love Letter a bit. :slight_smile:


A good free (and kind of ridiculous) chess app on iPhones (maybe android, I’m not sure) is called Really Bad Chess. It’s fun to mess around with.


Tabletop Sim’s Chess has an upside and a downside.

The upside is that as a physics sandbox, you can heavily modify the setting, introduce timers or other quality of life changes that you want.

On the other hand, as a physics sandbox the rules are only what you implement/can police yourself, the game doesn’t stop you from just moving pieces out of turn or making illegal moves, though the rewind feature can help to fix these things.


The lichess app is pretty nice if you have an Android.


You tell me. Check your PMs. :hugs:

They both have animation. Here’s another one with animation.

If you want the one I sent, @Danacscott, let me know…it’s called Grand Master Chess 25.

Edit: I left out the other one i found with animation…


Then that’s likely better for people who know the game pretty well and won’t do silly things. :slight_smile:

Found it. Multiple bishops and stuff? Man it must be hilariously to play. Might actually try it. :stuck_out_tongue:

Will do. :heart:


That is very true, I use tabletop simulator for roleplaying games and find the exact same rules apply.

It is a very user friendly tool though.


When you want to play Gremlins with your Chronies but everybody just has Ticket to Ride in their mind

thanks for the games though, was fun :slight_smile:


i, was, so, close… :weary:
awesome explosive win you made tho :+1:


What? No Fraggles domination today? :stuck_out_tongue: Seriously, glad you guys had fun. :sunny:


I have almost never dominated in Gremlins. I get about half ways to victory and then Vandem and Coraline collectively focus on dicking me over and completely forget about each other leading to one of them to sneak in the win. : )

Not this time though, this time I just sucked the entire game and accomplished nothing of value.