Caïssa Board is a graphical chess interface tuned toward simplicity of use. It also provides tactical and strategic hints such as the possibility of forks or the controlled squares and is shipped with the public domain chess engine Gull 3. Early Access.
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Jul 1, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“My development choice has been to make a simple but functional chess game interface. I am taking the Early Access way in order to receive feedback from users on what features should be provided first, and most importantly how they should be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I am expecting to develop the multiplayer in 3 to 6 months and another 3 to 6 months for the database, so 1 year seems to be an achievable goal to me.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“My main goal is to design a functional multiplayer mode. I also want to add better graphics, sounds and to improve the 2D mode. Finally I plan to include some database features such as searching games by position.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The user can play chess and review their games for analysis.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“I am planning to raise the price at the end of early access. However if the feedback is negative I could decide to lower it.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I am expecting the community to decide how should be the multiplayer and the database features, there are many ways to do this and user feedback is very important here.”
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About This Game

The first graphical user interfaces for chess have appeared in the 1990s. Since then, they have considerably evolved but are still very complicated. Caïssa Board is a modern Chess GUI that is capable of interfacing with many chess engines while being tuned toward simplicity of use. It also provides tactical and strategic hints such as the possibility of forks or the controlled squares. The public domain Chess Engine Gull 3 is included with Caïssa Board so you can start playing and analyze games without delay.

This is an Early Access Release, as there is still much work to do to offer complete capabilities.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: SSE2
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 800 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.
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