THIS IS NOT CLASSIC CHESS! Dark Chess is a game of chess with fog of war, story-driven campaign with challenges, traps & puzzles. A game-changing feature to conceal enemy army, add more fun and intrigue to a timeless classic. Fight your way through the Campaign or beat your friends and foes in PvP!
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Very Positive (130) - 82% of the 130 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 28, 2023

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“A game that seemingly does the impossible by taking the classic game of chess and turning it on its head entirely. A potential instant classic.”

“The game is much more interesting than its description on Steam”


About This Game


The Fog of War feature hides enemy armies. Dark Chess is both about quick decisions, tactical thinking and taking risks or thinking slow and scouting the unknown before taking a step into dark. Reworked and enhanced game rules will bring immense joy to die-hard chess-lovers and casual players alike. Game keeps players thrilled with unexpected moves and unforeseen attacks.


  • Game-changing feature of Fog of War
  • Fully narrated, story-driven campaign
  • Meet and challenge famous kings and queens
  • All-new visual chess experience
  • Customizable avatars and profiles
  • PvP and chess variatons


Take a step to walk deeper into the Dark Chess single player story campaign to fight Queens and Kings of the past.
Do you dare to challenge the famous Genghis Khan, outsmart King Solomon or terrify Ivan the Terrible? Dare to argue with Queen Elizabeth or Empress Cixi and keep the head on your shoulders? Be warned my friend, some of them will not play by the rules!

Expect the unexpected after the first move.


Played through the campaign and solved all the puzzles? That's not all Dark Chess has to offer! You are ready to take on a bigger challenge! You can now compete with real people in PvP mode, with opponents who are as clever and tricky as you are, or even more so. Special Ranked Tournament give you the opportunity to reach the highest rank and unlock the Dark Chess Grand Master title.


Have you ever won a difficult chess duel feeling that you deserved a reward and got none? Dark Chess is going to reward you for your achievements! For every difficult puzzle you solve, difficult opponent you destroy or clever move you make, you'll be rewarded with an achievement that unlocks visuals improvements. You can customize in game avatar the way you want.

Whether you are a die-hard chess lover or a board game enthusiast, Dark Chess will appeal to anyone who loves the thrill of a chess battle.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows 7/8/10 32-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible GPU
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    • OS *: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10.0 Compatible GPU
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1200 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: 10.13.0 - High Sierra
    • Processor: Intel x64 / Apple silicon
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    • OS: 10.13.0 - High Sierra
    • Processor: Intel x64 / Apple silicon
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space

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