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May 8, 2010 | 12:04 PM EDT
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Hi, Newgrounds. I thought I would never have to say that, but long time no see. Anyway, many sleepless months went into making this one, so I really hope you like it.

So what is it about, you may ask? Well, what can possibly be more fun than chess pieces that come to life to beat the snot, blood and brains out of each other.

The game is entirely mouse operated.

In case you mess up, you can always "undo turn".

Can you see all 50 animations? The hardest ones to achieve are the best, for instance the king is badass when killing an enemy. If you click on the "executions" button in the main menu it tells you which ones you've seen and which ones you haven't.

I spent some time creating an entertaining in-game "chess rules" section, which thoroughly explains all the rules of the game on 14 pages. Hopefully, beginner and intermediate players will find it useful.


Wow, Daily First, Weekly 3rd in Games, Weekly 8th Overall, Monthly 8th in Games and more than 200K plays? You guys are amazing!

Thank you for playing, have fun and see you soon with a new submission :)

- Hristo Atanasov (RatherRandom)



Rated 1 / 5 stars

clever but stupid

it was cute but no way to play chess.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


finally, my dream come true! a realistic(ish) version of chess!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

D:> hard ai is hard

loved the game but I'm only mildly good at chess so i was dominated 2-3 times before i won with 2 pawns a rook and a knight (why is the knight a horse or vise verse?[you seem to know a lot about chess]) i really like the animations especially the rook ones :3 hadouken!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


also in chess there is a move called a "castle" where the rook in its original place moves next to the king in its original place and the king jumps the rook FYI


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Mildly engaging

Though not quite the challenge for more advanced players. It'd be great if you could integrate a level system. I also noticed that a gameplay rule was left out. There is one in chess called 'en passant' (french for 'in passing') which states that if a pawn passes another pawn to the point where they are side by side, then the pawn which was passed may take the one who passed him. Just FYI. Perhaps if you made another version this rule could be incorporated for advanced players. Good game overall.

RatherRandom responds:

"En passant" is included in the game and is also explained thoroughly if you read the "chess rules" section.