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Chess

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An abstract strategy board game. The modern variant was invented sometime in the Middle Ages in Europe.

496
games
95
platforms

The first video game about Chess was released in 1948.

The Software Toolworks, Interplay and CDS Software has published most of these games

Chess originates from chaturanga (चतुरङ्ग), and later shatranj (शतरंज), which is also basis of several other (non-chess) abstract strategy board games.

Note that this tag is NOT for chess variants, only chess itself.
Implied:
* Abstract

Parent groups

Board games, Chess variant, Forethought Required

Child group

Sargon

Platforms

MS-DOS 53
Linux 48
Windows 32
ZX Spectrum 27
Mac OS Classic 20
C64 20
Win3.1 16
Amiga 15
Atari ST 13
DEC PDP-1 12
Atari 400/800 11
Apple II E 10
PS 10
Amstrad CPC 10
C16/Plus4 9
TRS-80 9
MSX 8
BeOS 8
Oric 6
OS/2 6
Tandy Coco 6
PS2 5
BSD 5
Nintendo DS 5
Amstrad PCW 5
Electron 5
WinCE 5
Wii 5
Commodore PET 4
GBA 4

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