Chinese chess, or Xiangqi, is a very popular game in the Eastern Hemisphere that is played by millions of people, mainly throughout Asia. The traditional Xiangqi board consists of 10 horizontal lines and nine vertical li... More » Hobbies & Games Board Games

Play chess online by visiting and selecting Play vs. Computer or Play With Friends. To play a practice game, choose Chess Mentor. also features a mobile version for Android and iPhone users. More » Hobbies & Games Video & Online Games

Gamers can play the old-school Nintendo Entertainment System “Battle Chess” on and other arcade websites. This site uses a Flash emulator to allow gamers to play NES games within an Internet browser witho... More » Hobbies & Games Video & Online Games

?Chess Titans? can be downloaded from any number of sites, such as Updatestar or Webcrawler. It is a free 39.4 MB download and requires at least Windows XP, 2000, or greater, to run the software. More » Hobbies & Games Board Games

It is possible to get better at chess by studying established chess tactics and examining previously played games from famous chess players. Practicing against other opponents is also a crucial aspect of the process. More » Hobbies & Games Board Games

Set up a chess board by positioning the board correctly; placing the rooks, knights and bishops; putting the queen and king on the board; and setting out the pawns. This takes only a few minutes and requires a chess boar... More » Hobbies & Games Board Games

One helpful chess tip is to move the pawn in front of the king or queen as the first move. This allows an opening for your bishop and queen to move out. Another tip is to move your knights and bishop to the center, so th... More » Hobbies & Games Board Games