MYCHESS DOS Title screen.


Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?


MYCHESS is one of the oldest chess games ever made. It was developed by David Kittinger (the man behind the famous Chessmaster games) in 1979, although the DOS version was published in 1984.

The game offers various configuration options to make adjustments for different hardware and doesn't have mouse support, so the standard chess notations have to be written on the keyboard to move the pieces.

In MYCHESS you can only play against the computer and there are 9 levels of difficulty to chose from. Games can't be loaded or saved but you can set up the board at the beginning.

The game also allows you to record the moves on the printer and provides time controls for timed games.


MYCHESS DOS After some moves.
MYCHESS DOS Ready to play.
MYCHESS DOS Title screen.

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game

User Reviews

A great chess game, that passes the test of time. Nélio (2063) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

There are no critic reviews for this game.


There are currently no topics for this game.


MYCHESS (non DOS version) has participated in 3 North American Computer-Chess Championships. Here are some numbers:

10th North American CC Championship, Oct. 1979, Detroit USA:

1st place: Chess 4.9

4th place: MYCHESS

11th North American CC Championship, Oct. 1980, Nashville USA:

1st place: Belle

6th place: MYCHESS

12th North American CC Championship, Nov. 1981, Los Angeles USA:

1st place: Belle

10th place: MYCHESS
Nélio (2063) added MYCHESS (DOS) on Jan 02, 2005