Tag created in June 2017
Chess's popularity amongst developers
This graph shows games released over the years with the Chess tag and the percentage they represent. The number of releases gives a sense of the amount of games published each year. It often increases, following the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the Chess tag is getting more or less popular amongst developers. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Chess tag has peaked in 2021, with 44 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.04% in 2010 and 0.01% in 2023.
Keep in mind that the current year is not over, so the number of games released will still increase. But the percentage is usually a good estimate.
Chess's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Chess tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. Note that if the normalized and average lines are too small, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average lines by clicking on the legend.
While the review count clearly quantifies the reviews a tag receives, keep in mind that it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. The value normalized as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more revealing, as it gives you the popularity trend for Chess tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 9 (2010) and 997 (2019) reviews. Keep in mind that it is the average and not the median, meaning it is heavily influenced by extreme values, like a very successful game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Chess tag received between 13% (2017) and 354% (2019) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Chess
This chart displays the evolution of the Chess tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Bear in mind that there is inflation over time, which means that a price should slowly increase just to keep the same value.
The median game price was at its lowest in 2020 at 2.99$, and peaked in 2023 at 6.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2018 at 15%, and bottomed in 2020 at 4%.
Positive reviews ratio for Chess, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Chess tag, separated by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that tag. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The highest rating for Chess is 94% for the Romanian language, and the lowest is 70% for the Bulgarian language.
|Fritz Chess 14|
FRITZ CHESS 14! The Ultimate Chess SoftwarePlay against FRITZ or play online at playchess.comFRITZ CHESS 14 is the most comprehensive chess program in the world. Whether you are new to the game or a Grandmaster, FRITZ 14 is suitable for all skill levels!
|39.99||69.4%||Sep 22, 2014|
|Pure Chess Grandmaster Edition|
Chess! One of the world’s most popular games, has just got even better! Pure Chess Grandmaster Edition is a stunning celebration of the greatest strategy game of all time.
|15.99||76.2%||Sep 9, 2016|
The classic board game comes to Steam with asynchronous online play and 100 levels of AI. If you are a chess enthusiast or someone who just likes to play a game now and again, this is what you've been looking for. This is Simply Chess.
|Free||80.8%||Sep 11, 2015|
|Chess 2: The Sequel|
The next step in the evolution of chess tuned for more viable options, strategic interest, and years and years of expert play.
|5.99||42.5%||Aug 19, 2014|
Chess meets match-three to create a deep and strategic new experience. Faced with a board full of chess pieces, you must create rows or columns of matching pieces to score points. Pieces move the same way as in chess and “take” the piece in their target destination, clearing it from the board.
|3.99||72.2%||Mar 16, 2016|
|Chess: King of Crowns Chess Online|
King of Crowns Chess Online can be played through any web browser, PC, phone, tablet or Smart TV. A one time payment is required for a lifetime access. NO monthly fees or hidden costs. No banner advertisements, bots or pay to win schemes, just chess.
|Free||N/A||Mar 27, 2018|
|Board Games VR|
Play board games in virtual reality. Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, etc. Check out the game description and announcements for a continuously updated list of games and features.
|19.99||80%||Jan 12, 2020|
|Zen Chess: Mate in One|
ZenChess: Mate in One is a minimalist chess puzzle game. Solve mate-in-one problems in a beautifully designed chess board.
|0.99||89.5%||Apr 10, 2018|
|Super X Chess|
A chess game where you can combine your own pieces by capturing them. The combined piece moves as both pieces that got combined or with new rules when combining two pieces of same type. It's improving chess by making it more exciting & dynamic.
|14.99||61.5%||Oct 24, 2018|
|Zen Chess: Mate in Two|
Zen Chess: Mate in Two is a minimalist chess puzzle game. Solve mate-in-two problems in a beautifully designed chess board.
|0.99||91.5%||Apr 30, 2019|
|Zen Chess: Mate in Three|
Zen Chess: Mate in Three is a minimalist chess puzzle game. Solve mate-in-three problems in a beautifully designed chess board.
|0.99||79%||Apr 30, 2019|
|Zen Chess: Mate in Four|
Zen Chess: Mate in Four is a minimalist chess puzzle game. Solve mate-in-four problems in a beautifully designed chess board.
|0.99||81.1%||Apr 30, 2019|
|Zen Chess: Champion's Moves|
In Zen Chess: Champion's Moves you will be put in the position of a World Chess Champion. Play through historical games and solve the same chess problems the champions had to solve to win each game.
|0.99||76%||Oct 1, 2019|
|Zen Chess: Blindfold Masters|
In Zen Chess: Blindfold Masters you will put your memory and chess skills to the test by solving puzzles without seeing the pieces.
|0.99||68.4%||Oct 1, 2019|
THIS IS NOT CLASSIC CHESS! Dark Chess is a game of chess with fog of war, story-driven campaign with challenges, traps & puzzles. A game-changing feature to conceal enemy army, add more fun and intrigue to a timeless classic. Fight your way through the Campaign or beat your friends and foes in PvP!
|12.99||86.7%||Feb 28, 2023|
|The Chess Variants Club|
Play and discover 12 popular chess variants, improve your chess skills with hundreds of chess puzzles, or simply play regular chess with your friends - all in one package. This diverse collection includes several chess games and puzzles. All in a minimalist, beautifully designed virtual chess club.
|4.99||91.7%||Dec 15, 2020|
|BOT.vinnik Chess: Combination Lessons|
Engage with BOT.vinnik, a witty Soviet AI chess instructor! His sharp humor and rigorous challenges will mold you into a pro. Dive into visually rich chess theories and intricate puzzles, all designed to boost your chess skills. Ready for the challenge?
|0.99||93%||Jun 18, 2020|
Training software to improve your chess. You can do tactics, calculus, capture and analyze FENs, learn principles, openings and more!
|8.99||N/A||Apr 18, 2023|
|5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel|
It's the first ever chess variant with spatial, temporal, and parallel dimensions. It's 5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel! Move pieces back in time to create branching timelines. Send a rook to a parallel dimension. Protect your kings in the present and in the past!
|11.99||97.1%||Jul 22, 2020|
There are 11 classes in the war board game. Each class has 4 skills, one passive, and 24 equipment (8 equipment have active skills). You can switch to the third-person perspective when fighting.
|0.99||N/A||Aug 1, 2020|
|BOT.vinnik Chess: Winning Patterns|
Attention, comrade! Registrations are open once again! The players submitted to my previous training showed significant improvement in chess skills when compared to the rest of the population, even the lazy ones. So what are you waiting for?? Enroll NOW by clicking on the purchase button!!
|0.99||95.2%||Sep 30, 2020|
Chess Brain is a chess puzzle game. Draw the correct path and don't let the King get killed by the opposite pieces! Every second all the pieces will move!
|0.99||90.8%||Sep 8, 2020|