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This is a customizable chess game you can play with a friend or by yourself.

  • You can play as either the white or black player.
  • Choose a chess set design for each match.
  • Each move has a timer outlining how long it takes for you to make a move.





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Children and parents can play this single player or 2 player chess game by clicking in the window below.

Alternatively kids and adults can play this multiplayer chess video game for free as a web application here.

Play Chess Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Capture the opponent’s king and prevent yours from getting captured.

  • Starting the Game
    • On the welcome screen, select Start to begin.
    • Select the gear button on the upper right corner to open the following controls:
      • Speaker button: Turns the game’s audio effects on or off
      • Enlarge button: Lets you switch between windowed and full screen modes
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • With your mouse, left click and drag on a piece to move it.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • Tap on any of the valid pieces onscreen with your fingers to move them.
    • Controls and indicators
      • A timer is located on either side of the screen, representing both players.
      • The gear button is found on the top right corner:
        • Speaker button
        • Enlarge button
        • Exit button: Leaves the current game
  • Game Play
    • Customize your game
      • Choose the number of players:
        • 1 player: Go against a computer player.
        • 2 player: Challenge a friend.
      • Choose the style and color scheme of the pieces.
      • Choose whether to play as the black or white pieces.
    • Basic rules
      • The game is played on an 8 x 8 board whose squares come in alternating colors. These are labeled in numbers (vertical) and letters (horizontal).
      • The white player always goes first.
      • The object of chess is to capture the enemy king.
        • To win, you must put your pieces in a position where the enemy king can be captured.
        • Likewise, you must prevent your king from getting captured in turn.
      • Chess games can end in the following ways:
        • In many cases, a game ends with a checkmate. This is when you or your opponent cannot make any mores that won’t result in the king being in danger of capture.
        • Alternately, you can reach a stalemate where neither player can make any move that will lead to their victory or defeat.
      • If your king is in any immediate danger of being captured, you are in check and must move the king away.
    • Game features
      • Each time you select a piece, the game highlights all the moves it can make in yellow.
      • The cumulative amount of time it takes for you to make a move is cataloged on the timer.
      • The timer also notes the last piece you’ve moved.
      • The usual icons for the King and Queen are switched in this game. Remember, the queen always takes its color.
    • Further reading
      • Check out our screenshots of the tutorial section of Junior Chess to learn the core mechanics of the game and the legal moves of the pieces.
      • For basic strategy, check out Basic Chess Concepts on Chess Grandmaster‘s instructions.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for players who like chess games. This game is ideal for casual players who want to play both alone and with a friend.
    • We also have a variety of other chess games suited for players of different skill types:
    • The game has no adult themed content.

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Free Online Play Chess Video Game for Children & Adults Screenshots

Play Chess Game Welcome Screen Screenshot.
Play Chess Game Select Players Screenshot.
Play Chess Game Versus Screenshot.
Play Chess Game Start Screenshot.
Play Chess Game Play Screenshot.
Play Chess Game Checkmate Screenshot.

Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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