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Battle Chess

DOS - 1988

Alt name
バトル チェス
Released in
United States
Board / Party Game, Chess, Medieval / Fantasy
Interplay Productions, Inc.
Interplay Productions, Inc.
Isometric, Top-Down
Dosbox support
Fully supported on 0.70
4.36 / 5 - 266 votes

Description of Battle Chess

With Battle Chess, Interplay made the already awesome chess an exciting video game with live fights between pieces and nice graphics. Every battles between two given pieces are different, some of them are references to Monty Pynthon and the Holy Grail.

The game was released on many platform and some of them were given better artificial intelligence or features. The DOS version allowed to play against a fellow human with a null modem.

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Comments and reviews

Jerm711 2015-06-17 0 point

Hope this work this game is awesome

RyanKW 2015-06-02 0 point

My grandmother had a worthless Tandy 1000 when I was little. Well, worthless other than that it had BattleChess....which was effing awesome.

jojopeterjohn 2015-04-08 -1 point

This is the BEST chess game I've ever played! Each piece has a special attack depending on what other piece it's attacking! That's 216 unique attacks! They also all have their own moving animations and sounds!

Griff 2015-02-27 -2 points

Wow, this actually supports the mouse

Basil 2015-01-07 1 point

I remember this game. It was my 1992...

Charles 2015-01-03 -1 point

I actully have the floppies (both 5 ¼ & 3 ½) I love this game

anon 2014-12-09 0 point

hey is there a copy of this game for a 1984 Macintosh computer on this website?

NOID 2014-10-25 -1 point

This game looked really cool but i can't figure out how to move my pieces! The manual doesn't help either... wtvr i'll figure it out. I LOVE DOS GAMES!!

CLiMAX 2014-09-19 -1 point

Check out the enhanced version:

bella 2014-08-23 0 point

love this game! use to watch my cousin play n i would get scared xP

Jdog 2014-07-26 -1 point

Download includes the enhanced edition with the yellow chess board. Some moves freeze the game to a stand still for inexplicable reasons.

yo dawg 2014-07-23 -1 point

oh cool chess in dos. definitely gonna try dis

Takwakin 2014-06-26 0 point

Still owning the NES version! :)

Kracken101 2014-06-21 0 point

I used to play this with a mate after school

darKSIDER 2014-06-17 -1 point

Cool game. The animations are waay coool but distracting, like I play only to see how they cut each other!

tt 2014-05-13 -1 point


derek 2014-05-12 -1 point

great game

ook 2014-05-09 0 point

good games...

BG 2014-04-15 0 point


ff 2014-04-13 0 point


pk rana 2014-04-01 0 point

thanks your game

llMaxPaynell 2013-12-07 0 point

Nostalgia :')

a_houstonian 2013-12-01 0 point

The game runs fine in DOSBOX on my Slackware Linux machine, either in window or full screen, the sound is fine as well.

If you end up with a gazillion toolbars and all kinds of crap you are probably using Internet Explorer. Get a real browser and protect yourself with AdBlocking add-ons and a good HOSTS file.

I have a slightly different version of Battle Chess that I think is better, the queen throws bolts of lightening, and the bishop makes a snickering sound when he kills. I think it's version 4.

EddieS 2013-10-24 0 point

File downloaded bit won't open nor are the docs recognised by Adobe.
File won't open to full screen without more downloads - too much hassle.

sh1thead 2013-10-20 0 point

How come I have to down load 40 tool bars and 35 zip extractors and my brand new computer needs to download better software to run a this 30 year old game. What a Fuken joke.

kalana 2013-10-05 0 point

nice & good game

lord Krueger 2013-09-07 0 point

Hope I can play

lol 2013-08-20 0 point

Can u be black in playing?

VampireKing 2013-08-13 0 point

This is how you play chess

Zn 2013-07-27 0 point

You maybe want to try out the Commodore Amiga version of this game instead. Search the web for a disk image in ADF format and run the game using the WinUAE emulator. The Amiga version is more colorful (32 colors instead of just 16) and has better sound effects.

Roger 2013-07-18 0 point

Run it in dosbox (

craigD 2013-07-11 0 point

Does it run on androi tablets?

sammy 2013-07-08 0 point

i like battlle chess ...i enjoyed

Matt 2013-06-25 0 point

I like chess

Windows 7 64 bit user 2013-06-24 0 point

Okay, I found out how to do it. Ignore my last post. I didn't realize there was a section for that on this site.

Windows 7 64 bit user 2013-06-24 0 point

My PC won't run the game. :(

I am running Windows 7 64 bit, and I get an error message saying that I need to run it in 32 bit. I don't know what to do! :(

Claude 2013-06-19 0 point

I play it in d-fend reloaded and i use the dosbox app to run this game. but suddenly it comes laggy, especially when the bishop take a move. Do you guys have the same problem and if yes, what's the the solution?
I love old games though i'm 16 years old.

oylpann 2013-05-17 0 point


rocky86 2013-04-21 0 point

do i need to download a patch for games on here

somebody else 2013-02-13 0 point

"is it me or this game lags? i know its not my computer

especially after long range moves, or anything that is more than 1 square move really... it all started with bishop."

its probably your computer. XD

somebody 2013-02-03 0 point

is it me or this game lags? i know its not my computer

especially after long range moves, or anything that is more than 1 square move really... it all started with bishop.

arifnugroho 2013-01-30 0 point


JohnDoeok 2013-01-18 0 point


manuel 2013-01-13 0 point

Is this only one player? I remeber it was possible to play two players

Stratus41298 2012-12-07 0 point

WOWWWW. I had this on the :B Drive! Fricken sweet!

Djiango 2012-11-23 0 point

When I move my bishop the game slows down, and becomes unresponsive. Anyone else having this problem? As soon as the bishop has made it's animation the game works again. (Only when I move the bishop.)

rr11ccee 2012-11-14 0 point


sandip 2012-11-10 0 point


Indra 2012-10-28 0 point

bagus... model baru yg tdk membeosankan

win 3.1 2012-09-05 0 point

exist one program call "adosbox "u search that in google..its free and u can play all gamedos in android :) im play this battle chess..

win.3.1 2012-09-04 0 point

Hi nimu05..thank for ur try find when have wireless in my samsung gio...i have lot roms in my mobile.... xD

nimu05 2012-08-26 0 point

Hi win, I also searched for the same... I found it.. Just search and download neslite.apk from google because it is removed from market ( don't know why). Install it inyour android mobile.. Then search for battlechess.nes from google and save in your sd card.Open NESlite and browse the game to open it.. Similarly you can download Mario bros.nes, contra.nes, etc..... Sorry for my bad English...

Win 3.1 2012-08-21 0 point

Old times do great remember play that in floppy disk XD
the unique game are good like that it Battle vs Chess 2010(still im hate knights with head horse) try find this same battle chess 3d from 1992 if not mistake..if any know find pls send me mail xD

yuo 2012-08-01 0 point

So cool

Af 2012-06-28 0 point


Garrin 2012-05-29 0 point

Good game

benjy 2012-04-10 0 point

ver good

housty 2012-03-02 0 point

brill just brill

1GreatScott 2011-08-28 0 point

I hope this plays as well as it did on my Amiga. The animations were exceptional for the time.

C21 2011-08-25 0 point

Can any of these awesome old games run on Android?

MilkoBlackWOlf 2011-07-11 0 point

AWSOME!! My dad used to play this a lot! I had so much fun watching the animations, and now i can finally practice on this classic!

The only bad thing is there's no sound x.x (using the suggested program for XP/Vista although im on 7) Any ideas on how to get some sound?

Wilson 2011-05-20 0 point

Es la mejor version de mis tiempos de Ajedress, gracias a ustedes pude reencontrar esa nostalgia que habia perdido

Zixlora 2011-01-05 0 point

I can't seem to play them. It keeps saying that my computer doesn't support full screen mode. This is the second game I've downloaded with this computer. I hope my desktop works. Any suggestions?

Digi 2010-11-22 0 point

My favorite animation is a knight takes knight move. Great 386x game, would play it just to see the 'executions'

JhaeJhae 2010-10-29 0 point

Game works in DosBox, though there is no sound, and it's a little glitchy.

Overall it's a classic game and well worth the download to play again!!

Curt716 2010-07-30 0 point

used to play this on my old 486 using Windows 3.1. wow makes me want to dust off that old machine and play some of these old classics. Good thing it still works!

Khabir 2009-05-02 0 point

Have you tried running it in Dosbox?

me again 2009-04-26 0 point

So how can we play it?

Truth Sayer 2008-12-22 0 point

This game DOES NOT work in Windows or DOS.

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