Lazy Chess is a new non-profit chess game that narrows your choices down to the best 2 possible moves per turn. The moves provided can always win the game, but how strong are your decisions? Fewer moves. More fun.
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Mixed (11) - 45% of the 11 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 12, 2021

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“It’s like having an expert Chess player sitting over your shoulder during a game, telling you what to do, but also letting you make your own decisions and mistakes.”
5/5 – TouchArcade

About This Game

Lazy Chess is a non-profit chess puzzle that aims to innovate the game and reduce the intimidation factor for new or self-conscious players. On average, there are more than 30 legal chess moves available to a player in a turn, creating vigintillions (that’s 10 followed by 63 zeros) of possibilities throughout a game. Lazy Chess compresses all those possibilities. Every turn, it offers you the best 2, 3 or 4 moves you could make. The only catch? You won’t know which move is the best!

The world's most sophisticated chess engine, Stockfish, analyzes the board and offers you the best two moves, but it won’t tell you which move is best until after you’ve confirmed your choice. The board plays as a real chess game would while limiting your selections. In any turn, your options may allow you to defend, progress, capture, or even use special rules such as castling. The moves provided in Lazy Chess can always win the match, but how strong are your decisions?

Lazy Chess is designed to take the stress out of chess. By simplifying the game, players of all levels will be able to play good chess with winning strategies. Those new to chess will learn creative moves and tactics, and those with experience can play with speed against a world-class neural network. Compete against an AI opponent, online with strangers or friends, or with the person next to you!

Looking for a greater challenge? Lazy Chess offers dozens of settings and variants, introducing random moves, varying Stockfish “depth” and a real-time advantage tracker. Challenge Mode allows you to use the openings of famous games and see if you can progress with the grandmasters. Those looking for further analysis of their games can copy the PGN of their game to their clipboard, or analyze it externally on external sites!

Lazy Chess was created by Cinq-Mars Media, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization developing educational games and technology, support of scientific research related to human safety and education, and to make such technology and research available on a charitable basis.


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System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 and later
    • Processor: An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable.
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: OS X 10.9 and later
    • Processor: An Intel/M1 processor that's 64-bit
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
      • Processor: An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable
      • Memory: 512 MB RAM
      • Storage: 300 MB available space

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