Battle vs Chess (Check vs Mate) is a fantasy chess game with the chess pieces being replaced by courageous knights and demonic creatures. The game was developed by Targem Games and Zuxxez Entertainment. It was published by TopWare Interactive in 2011 and it is available on PC (Windows, Mac). It runs on the Dagor Engine 3.0.
Battle vs Chess is rendered in 3D and allows to freely move the camera around. The game represents the battle between good and evil – the chessboard is a battlefield, and the chess pieces are replaced by animated fantasy figures. The game offers both single- and multi-player modes. The single-player consists of Skirmish, Battlegrounds, and Campaign, with an addition of the Tutorial and Minigames.
Battle versus Chess received positive reviews and was a warmly welcomed variation of chess. Players and reviewers alike praised the multitude of available modes, as well as smooth animations of the fighting chessmen.