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Play chess against computer or friend, enjoy the best strategy game of all time. Game features:
- quick response time
- animated moves
- easy to use interface design
- auto-save when exit
- 2d and 3d chess pieces
- ability to undo move
What's New in Version 1.2
MacBook Pro Retina support.
The fact that it showed the captured pieces got my attention. I just do like it. Really like the options on the view of the board, and that some of them even include the cool old versions of the chess books printed back in the 1960’s when I was a child. The black and white versions are very easy to keep the pieces in clear view between the enemy and friendly forces. I feel like I am back with some of the old grand masters playing, but they are letting me win, or teaching me on the very easiest of levels. Haven’t played but a few games, and I am a weak player compared to most, but it seems like a nice program for the money. I’m sure that it will destroy me when I get to the harder levels, but very neat fun. On the 3D level, I think i need a cigar and small glass of Drambui or Henessy to give it justice. As one of the others wrote, it would be an enhancement if it went full screen and/or had some old classic games to just watch as they unfolded. But a great app. Thanks.
Pleasant for a while…
This review was written after about twenty games all with the white pieces, and at levels up to and including the next-to-the last. Perhaps I will change my opinion later. The interface is all right, and I have enjoyed playing chess with this app, but, unless I have missed something, it has an extremely limited range of opening moves. I have played the same variation over and over again, and the computer, which loses steadily, doesn’t seem to want to change.
Nice Little Program for Apple OS
This is a nice little program for the Mac OS and I enjoy using it when I am traveling. There are a lot better ones out there if you have Windows co-located on your Apple where you can control engines and that just have a lot more features, but, this still is a fun little program and I would recommend it. I use it a step or two above the Normal setting as that is about where my ability is at this point but at the Normal range it is a challenge for someone who does not play much. Have fun.