Number of Players
Release Date

Game Boy

  • US 1st Jan 1991
  • EU 1st Feb 1991
  • JP 28th Oct 1994
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  • Review The Chessmaster (Game Boy)

    Far less fiddly than magnetic travel chess

    As all the cool kids know chess is a centuries-old strategic board game for two players, played on a eight-by-eight grid. You have 16 pieces that move in different ways, and you may have to plan several moves ahead if you are to successfully checkmate your opponent’s king. The Chessmaster offers fans a...

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About The Game

Introducing... The Chessmaster, the most powerful chess program in the world today - and the friendliest!

The Chessmaster is the perfect chess companion, adversary and instructor for any chess player, beginner to expert.

Outstanding features include:

  • 16 levels from Newcomer to Grandmaster
  • Teaching Mode shows all possible moves
  • Codeword allows you to stop play and continue at a later time without resetting the board
  • Set up pieces in any position to play, analyze and solve chess problems
  • Takeback/Replay option allows review of past moves for analysis - all the way back to the beginning of the game, then forward again

Now you can play, practice or challenge The Chessmaster anywhere you go... best of all you'll never lose a piece!