DreamChess is an open source chess game. Our primary target platforms are Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. DreamChess features 3D OpenGL graphics and provides various chess board sets, ranging from classic wooden to flat figurines.

A moderately strong chess engine is included: Dreamer. However, should this engine be too weak for you, then you can use any other XBoard-compatible chess engine, including the popular Crafty and GNU Chess.

Other features include music, sound effects, on-screen move lists using SAN notation, undo functionality, and savegames in PGN format.

The DreamChess team currently consists of only a handful of people. We could use help in many areas, such as programming, graphics, sound and testing. If you’re interested in helping out, please send an email to feedback at dreamchess.org.

Latest News

DreamChess 0.3.0 released

DreamChess 0.3.0 is finally here. Eleven years have passed since the last official release, with only a few release candidates happening in between. Why has it taken so long? One reason is that the DreamChess team currently consists of only two developers. Another reason is that we received very little feedback for these release candidates, which made us reluctant to put up a new official release. Especially considering the time and effort that goes into building, testing and uploading official binaries.

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New website design

After using the old website design for over a decade, we’ve finally switched to something new. Additionally, we’ve enabled https on the website, now that GitHub supports https on custom domains.

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Moved to GitHub

The DreamChess source code repository has moved to GitHub.

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