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Battle Chess

DOS - 1988

Released in
United States
Board / Party Game, Chess, Medieval / Fantasy
Interplay Productions, Inc.
Interplay Productions, Inc.
Isometric, Top-Down
4.35 / 5 - 234 votes

Description of Battle Chess

If you haven't play Battle Chess already, go ahead and download it now! Published in 1988 by Interplay Productions, Inc., Battle Chess features strategy in a board / party game, chess, medieval / fantasy genre.

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


NOID added this comment on 2014-10-25 :

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 added this comment on 2014-09-19 :

Check out the enhanced version:


bella added this comment on 2014-08-23 :

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


Jdog added this comment on 2014-07-26 :

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


yo dawg added this comment on 2014-07-23 :

oh cool chess in dos. definitely gonna try dis


Takwakin added this comment on 2014-06-26 :

Still owning the NES version! :)


Kracken101 added this comment on 2014-06-21 :

I used to play this with a mate after school


darKSIDER added this comment on 2014-06-17 :

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


tt added this comment on 2014-05-13 :



derek added this comment on 2014-05-12 :

great game


ook added this comment on 2014-05-09 :

good games...


BG added this comment on 2014-04-15 :



ff added this comment on 2014-04-13 :



pk rana added this comment on 2014-04-01 :

thanks your game


llMaxPaynell added this comment on 2013-12-07 :

Nostalgia :')


a_houstonian added this comment on 2013-12-01 :

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 added this comment on 2013-10-24 :

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 added this comment on 2013-10-20 :

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 added this comment on 2013-10-05 :

nice & good game


lord Krueger added this comment on 2013-09-07 :

Hope I can play


lol added this comment on 2013-08-20 :

Can u be black in playing?


VampireKing added this comment on 2013-08-13 :

This is how you play chess


Zn added this comment on 2013-07-27 :

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 added this comment on 2013-07-18 :

Run it in dosbox (


craigD added this comment on 2013-07-11 :

Does it run on androi tablets?


sammy added this comment on 2013-07-08 :

i like battlle chess ...i enjoyed


Matt added this comment on 2013-06-25 :

I like chess


Windows 7 64 bit user added this comment on 2013-06-24 :

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 added this comment on 2013-06-24 :

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 added this comment on 2013-06-19 :

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 added this comment on 2013-05-17 :



rocky86 added this comment on 2013-04-21 :

do i need to download a patch for games on here


somebody else added this comment on 2013-02-13 :

"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 added this comment on 2013-02-03 :

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 added this comment on 2013-01-30 :



JohnDoeok added this comment on 2013-01-18 :



manuel added this comment on 2013-01-13 :

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


Stratus41298 added this comment on 2012-12-07 :

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


Djiango added this comment on 2012-11-23 :

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 added this comment on 2012-11-14 :



sandip added this comment on 2012-11-10 :



Indra added this comment on 2012-10-28 :

bagus... model baru yg tdk membeosankan


win 3.1 added this comment on 2012-09-05 :

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 added this comment on 2012-09-04 :

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


nimu05 added this comment on 2012-08-26 :

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 added this comment on 2012-08-21 :

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 added this comment on 2012-08-01 :

So cool


Af added this comment on 2012-06-28 :



Garrin added this comment on 2012-05-29 :

Good game


benjy added this comment on 2012-04-10 :

ver good


housty added this comment on 2012-03-02 :

brill just brill


1GreatScott added this comment on 2011-08-28 :

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


C21 added this comment on 2011-08-25 :

Can any of these awesome old games run on Android?


MilkoBlackWOlf added this comment on 2011-07-11 :

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 added this comment on 2011-05-20 :

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


Zixlora added this comment on 2011-01-05 :

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 added this comment on 2010-11-22 :

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


JhaeJhae added this comment on 2010-10-29 :

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 added this comment on 2010-07-30 :

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 added this comment on 2009-05-02 :

Have you tried running it in Dosbox?


me again added this comment on 2009-04-26 :

So how can we play it?


Truth Sayer added this comment on 2008-12-22 :

This game DOES NOT work in Windows or DOS.

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