Verbal Chess

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31 reviews
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About this game

Play chess using only your voice!

Are your hands busy making dinner? Or are you relaxing in a tub? Exercising on a treadmill? With Verbal Chess, you can play against computer engines or against players around the world using only your voice. There's no need to touch the screen.

Have trouble interacting with the piece images on the screen? With Verbal Chess, the entire app is controllable by your voice. Physical limitations aren't a barrier to your playing chess.

And for blindfold chess, you can lean back in your recliner, close your eyes and play the entire game. Since Verbal Chess announces your opponent's moves, you never have to look at the screen.

Verbal Chess is unique in that every part of the program (except login passwords) can be controlled by your voice - every screen, every option and every move. Even program navigation can be done with only your voice. Once connected, you never have to touch the screen to enjoy every aspect of Verbal Chess.

If working with the screen because of a physical handicap is a problem, with Verbal Chess you can have fun playing chess.

Or are your hands busy? Maybe something simple like holding a sloppy burger and you would like to play a game while eating, Verbal Chess can do that for you.

Verbal Chess comes from the creator of Chessvis.

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Updated on
Sep 18, 2022

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31 reviews
David Gutierrez
January 1, 2022
It does what is says it does; you can play chess with voice commands. You can even play games on lichess via the app+lichess API, which is pretty cool. I sometimes have to repeat moves, so might be frustrating if playing faster time formats. You can use the phonetic alphabet, but I've actually found the speech recognition decent at understanding just the letter names. Fun to use for blindfold games.
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Henry Feldman
January 2, 2022
Thanks for the review. I like -> "It does what it says it does." Speech recognition can be challenging. (Just ask Siri.) I'm pleased with the library I found. If you've got any suggestions please send them to me: Henry
Mrc Trb
October 6, 2021
The Chess app for your real physical wooden board! No more screen! (against stockfish or friends) No more overpriced DGT chessboard computers! Physical visualization is the best way to play! Maybe playable offline with tablets one day... in parcs, chalet, camping, on road, lets hope! (with more than one take-back move against computer... pity for beginers ;)
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Buster's Brain
January 15, 2022
I adore this app. Blindfold Chess is my passion (I believe it has helped my OTB rating) and I was jumping through alot of hoops on my laptop before this app came out. Now I challenge my blindfold nemesis on Lichess and speak my moves sipping a coffee with my phone beside me. I encourage you try it, even just to support this developer. Easy five stars.
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Henry Feldman
January 16, 2022
Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Henry

What's new

Saying 'command repeat' while playing a game will say the engine's move again. (Also applies to Lichess play.) This is the #1 requested new feature!!

(Also, for Lichess a change was needed to get your 'Friends List'. Please 'Disconnect' and 'Connect' to get that working.)