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LEGO Chess is a computer chess game with LEGO figures such as a cowboys, Indians, sailors and pirates. It has a full 3D mode of the board with animated sequences, as well as a classic 2D, top-down overlay, shown over the 3D board. The camera can be rotated and it is possible to undo moves. During the game, clicking on a piece will show possible places to move to. If a piece is captured a comical video clip plays, with each different capture having its own movie.

In the Story Mode a western or pirates theme can be chosen. It is a three-game chess tournament against the PC with cut-scenes. In the Tutorial Moe The Chess King, a LEGO King mini-figure with the voice of Elvis, teaches how to play chess, from basic movements to advanced techniques.

The game also contains a Versus Mode to play matches against the PC, multiplayer (modem-to-modem, LAN and internet) and PC versus PC. A third, traditional chess set made from LEGO bricks can be chosen, and all three sets can be mixed.


LEGO Chess Windows Tutorial menu
LEGO Chess Windows Every move is animated
LEGO Chess Windows Captures are followed by a cartoony animation. Combinations and scenarios vary
LEGO Chess Windows You can play the game in 3D...

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LEGO Chess Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "LEGO Schach" -- German title
  • "LEGO Ajedrez" -- Spanish title
  • "Jeu d'échecs LEGO: Les échecs en s'amusant" -- Tag-lined French title

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Computer Active Nov 13, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameBlitz 1998 90 out of 100 90
Feibel.de 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
PC Player (Germany) Jul, 1999 57 out of 100 57


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  • LEGO Chess (Official game page on Lego's website)
DURIAN (1126) added LEGO Chess (Windows) on Jun 06, 2010
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