The classic board game comes to Steam with asynchronous online play and 100 levels of AI. If you are a chess enthusiast or someone who just likes to play a game now and again, this is what you've been looking for. This is Simply Chess.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mostly Positive (50 reviews) - 76% of the 50 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (946 reviews) - 69% of the 946 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 11, 2015

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About This Game

The classic board game comes to Steam! Everything you need in a chess game. If you are a chess enthusiast or someone who just likes to play a game now and again, this is what you've been looking for. This is Simply Chess.

Play it against friends whether they're on on Windows, Mac, & Linux.

Features:
  • Play locally or online.
  • Play against the computer – World class "Stockfish" AI with 100 difficulty levels.
  • Includes "hot-seat"/"pass-n-play" mode for multiplayer using only one computer.
  • Asynchronous play - you can play even when your opponent is offline.
  • Easily switch between full 3D with camera-control & a 2D graphics mode
  • Full controller and “Steam Big Picture” support
  • Switch seamlessly between playing with mouse/keyboard and gamepad.
  • Elo Ratings for online games – ranked on a Steam Leaderboard
  • Steam Trading Cards, Badges, Backgrounds & Emoticons
  • Dozens of Steam Stats & Achievements.
  • Steam version has no added DRM and can run everything except the online play & Steam-specific bonuses (Steam Achievements, Steam Leaderboards, etc.), without any internet connection and/or without Steam installed.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or better
    • Processor: 1 gHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ w/ GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or better
    • Processor: 2 gHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1 gHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ w/ GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mavericks 10.9.2
    • Processor: 2 gHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: 1 gHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ w/ GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit, S3TC texture support
    • Processor: 2 gHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mostly Positive (50 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (946 reviews)
Recently Posted
Kiratsumi
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
BEST GAME
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SeGaR
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
It is ♥♥♥♥.
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njld2
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
If you want some simple chess, Simply Chess is for you.
No more information needed
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Harrison Is A Jewish Indvidual
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
the best free to play chess game out there. although even at higher levels the AI is not very great and the players online are either mostly bots are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, they sometimes sacrifice a queen at the beginning of a game
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Indiana Jone
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game has a lot of flaws that make me no longer want to play. The interface is extremely ugly and unpleasant to use. The game itself is buggy. I tried to set up a game with a friend, and we couldn't see each other's moves. Sometimes, the game would encounter a runtime error and would crash entirely. Top that off with ads before the free matches and you get a very unhappy user. I would never buy the premium version and highly recommend staying away from this game until these problems are fixed. Overall, I am extremely disappointed.
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[420blazeit]DankLord4662
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Ads
Stupid rules
YOU can get called out for rule violations, but you cant do anything about the COM doing it
terrible multiplayer
ads
seriously ads
*You Must Pay 4.99 To Read The Rest Of This Review*
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Pope Plays Minecraft
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
needs more exo suits
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Kirbyfan107
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
This game is what you would expect from a Chess game; it's good old Chess on Steam, and it's free.

You can play against a computer, your friends, or online.
If you choose to play against the computer; you get the option to adjust its difficulty setting from 1 to 100, the higher the number, the smarter the A.I. I haven't played against the computer yet; because I prefer to play against other people, (despite the fact that I'm not very good at Chess.)

It is very easy to find someone online, the longest I have ever had to wait to play against someone online would probably only be about one minute.

Although I prefer to get out a real board and play off that; I would still recommend anyone who is interested to at least try it (especially since it doesn't cost any money.)
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ThatRandomGuy
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Great to play if you randomly decide to play chess and have no one to play with.

9/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Its simply chess
Its free
What else do you want
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
This game has vibration for controller! and sad music when things don't go your way.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I don't get why there are so many bad reviews on this game. It's free, and it's just like regular chess. It can also teach you things you could have not known, like that kings and rooks can swap over each other to castle. Good stuff.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Great to play if you randomly decide to play chess and have no one to play with.

9/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
This game is what you would expect from a Chess game; it's good old Chess on Steam, and it's free.

You can play against a computer, your friends, or online.
If you choose to play against the computer; you get the option to adjust its difficulty setting from 1 to 100, the higher the number, the smarter the A.I. I haven't played against the computer yet; because I prefer to play against other people, (despite the fact that I'm not very good at Chess.)

It is very easy to find someone online, the longest I have ever had to wait to play against someone online would probably only be about one minute.

Although I prefer to get out a real board and play off that; I would still recommend anyone who is interested to at least try it (especially since it doesn't cost any money.)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
This game truly is a masterpiece, the soundtrack is just devine! Oh jolly times I had playing this marvelous game. 10/10 would checkmate thou again. I would reccomend this to anyone wanting to become just as good as chess as the Ulster chess champion, Sean Melarkey. It's cool, it's sexy, it's chess!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
i lost 10 out of 10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Its a good game if you just wanna play chess.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
This game is good and does not contain furries so i like it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I enjoy the game, however the 30D moves is annoying.
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