Download Chess for Chromebook

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Chess game on Chromebook

Hello everyone, you can download Chess for Chromebook and play perhaps the most popular strategy game of all-time? Or at the very least, one of the most challenging(trust me, at the start it seems easy but it gets crazy!) and widely loved. With its deep strategic layers and rich history, Chess offers a challenge for players of all skill levels.

How to install Checkers on Chromebook

In order to install this game on your ChromeOS whether that be on a Chromebook or whatever else, you can do that following our instructions right below.

Choose where you want to download the game from:

After downloading Chess, launch it from the Launcher (app drawer) or the shelf (taskbar). Click the Chess icon to start playing.

Can you play Chess Online?

Yes, you can play  Chess online,  in fact I recommend you to try it before you try the Android version above:

Do I also play Chess?

I do, I love Chess, I started playing it maybe when I was around 4. My grandfather who passed back in the mid 2000s I think, he loved this game and during summer I would go visit him at his house and this was the game he always wanted us to play and I ended learning to love it. He basically taught me how to use each chess piece one game at a time, he would use it to defeat me and then teach me what it was and how to use it, I didn’t even care if I lost or won to be honest, I just loved learning the game and spending time with my balding pap pap, oh do I miss that guy lol, anyway, but yes, I do like Chess and even though I don’t play it as much as I used to, it’s still my go to game whenever I am feeling depressed or down which I have been feeling for awhile now.

  • I was glad the game worked perfectly on my trusty Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2(comes with a touchscreen). The gameplay is smooth and the graphics are good enough for “mobile” gaming. I think a lot of you will definitely get hooked on this game and the game is suited for all ages like I mentioned and yes, it’s true it does upgrade your thinking skills.

Do you want to play with me online? Drop me an email if you don’t mind but remember, I am NOT that good, I am a beginner if anything.

What is Chess Game About?

Chess is a game that works on your Chromebook and it simply allows you to play the classic and timeless game on a larger screen. Even if you are new at chess, give this app a go and you can learn as you play.

Chess Features:

  • Different difficulty levels available including beginner and expert.
  • Chess Tutor. This powerful option shows a recommended piece to move, excellent for developing chess strategy and avoiding simple mistakes.
  • Analyse move. Perform deeper analysis on your move.
  • “Show CPU Thinking” option for level 3+. Allows the user to see what the AI is considering.
  • Achievements and Leaderboards! Uses your Google Play Games account.
  • Provides ELO Rating based on your results against CPU in Pro Mode.
  • 2 player hot-seat and online. Play against your friends.
  • Chess Stats, Timers, Hints and Handicaps.
  • Choose between a large selection of 2D and 3D boards and piece sets
  • Review game mode. Step through your game.

What are the rules of Chess for a beginner?

Chess can seem complicated at first, but the basic rules are quite straightforward. Here’s a breakdown for beginners:

The Setup:

  • The chessboard is 8×8 squares with alternating light and dark squares.
  • Each player has 16 pieces: 8 pawns, 2 rooks, 2 knights, 2 bishops, 1 queen, and 1 king.
  • Pieces are arranged in a specific way on the first two rows (ranks) of the board, with pawns in front and other pieces behind. The king and queen sit in the center, each on its own color square (white queen on white square, black queen on black square).

Moving the Pieces:

  • Each turn, players can move one piece to a different square.
  • Pieces move in unique ways:
      • Pawns: Pawns can move one square forward (two squares on their first move). They capture diagonally one square forward, but cannot move diagonally unless capturing.
      • Rooks: Rooks move any number of squares horizontally or vertically.
      • Knights: Knights move in an “L” shape – two squares in one direction and then one square perpendicularly. They are the only pieces that can jump over other pieces (including their own).
      • Bishops: Bishops move diagonally any number of squares, but only on squares of the same color (light squares or dark squares).
      • Queen: The queen combines the movement of a rook and a bishop – she can move any number of squares horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
      • King: The king can move one square in any direction (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal). Protecting the king is essential, as losing the king means losing the game.

You can scroll down below at the bottom of the post where you can learn more about the game, I just wanted to give you a basic overview of the rules. If you want a game that is a bit simpler and easier to learn, try Checkers.

Chess Gameplay Screenshots

Chess Gameplay Video

Chess Chromebook Requirements

  • Supported OS Version: Chrome OS & Android 8.0 or newer.
  • Supported Device: Device with 4GB of RAM or above.
  • Storage Space: 1 GB or above.

Some Resources to help you get better

  1. Another excellent free resource with interactive lessons, tactics puzzles, and playable tutorials that guide beginners through the fundamentals of chess. Lichess: Learn to Play Chess:
  2. This website caters specifically to children, offering a gamified learning experience with interactive lessons, puzzles, and stories to introduce the basics of chess in a fun and engaging way.

A web developer who loves programming/coding, using both my Ubuntu and chromeOS machines. I also love gaming on my Android and believe you me, I never thought I would ever say that. I also love comic books and I enjoy researching history facts, kind of weird right? My role on is to make sure everything works 24/7.