At a huge celebration in a secluded fantasy castle, the young nobleman Rivian is faced with murder, mystery, and romance in a whirlwind tale of dangerous intrigue.
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Positive (35) - 97% of the 35 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 5, 2018

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March 21

WIN FREE MERCH! Twitter giveaway -- Ends March 28, 2018

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Simply Retweet and Reply with why you love a character from any Argent Games title, and YOU could win a poster, keychain, AND physical copies of Chess of Blades (game + OST)!
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February 26

COB Artbook Now on Steam!

You can grab the 50-page artbook on Steam for $6.99, and enjoy the WIP sketches, audio bloopers, lore tidbits, and developer commentary to complement COB's story!

If you haven't bought COB yet or want to share it with a friend, check out the Deluxe bundle as well for 10% off the combined price!

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“Suspiciously good.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“The story was gripping, with an exciting group of characters and some hot and heavy romance.”
Two Happy Cats

“..."Chess of Blades" is a piece of art that deserves much praise. The voice acting, the art, and the story line already have a flavor to them that most other games fail to grasp.”

About This Game

The king is having a huge birthday celebration! Five days of dancing, festivals, and drinking, culminating in a grand masquerade ball. It just so happens that Rivian Varrison, the introverted son of a famous nobleman, is forced to attend this giant event by his father. By chance, or maybe something more deliberate, he runs into a host of colorful and shady characters, all with their own stories to tell.

But when a sudden and mysterious crime happens on the second day of the party, Rivian finds himself thrown into the middle of it, and has to discover the truth behind what really happened -- and who the people around him really are.


  • 125,000 words -- 12+ hours of gameplay
  • 3 BxB romance options (+1 unlockable route!)
  • 9 endings
  • 30+ CGs
  • Full English Voice Acting
  • 14 track OST
  • Windows/Mac/Linux/Android platforms

For those unfamiliar with visual novels, they are primarily 2D narrative-based games that present the user with important choices that alter the story's path. For Chess of Blades, mystery and intrigue are a central part of the story, but there are also three prominent romance routes that significantly change the later portions of the game.

Play the demo through the "Download Demo" button to the right!

Argent Games

Argent Games is a 2-person team comprised of a writer/programmer/designer (Dovah) and a producer/manager (Gamma). Bonded together over a shared love of things such as games, anime, and Yaoi, we formed Argent Games in 2016 to launch our first title, Requiescence (also available on Steam).

Chess of Blades is the second Boy's Love (or yaoi) mystery/romance visual novel game developed by Argent Games, and many more are planned in the future!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP System Pack 1
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Linux x86/x86_64
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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