Verbal Chess

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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
Feb 11, 2024

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Data is encrypted in transit
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Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

59 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
Konstantinos R. Sidiropulos
May 7, 2024
The perfect app you can use to play chess everywhere while doing something else too. For example when doing some stationary bicycle or similar activities. Or when you would like to improve your visualisation tehnique. It is simply perfect and exactly what I was looking for.
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Henry Feldman
May 23, 2024
Thanks so much for the review!
March 14, 2024
About time! I've been looking for a chess computer for my physical board that doesn't require using my phone for every move. It's annoying how evasive it's been.
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Henry Feldman
March 14, 2024
Wow, thank you so much for the review and enjoying my program. Henry

What's new

V1.18 add a piece name filter to the "command speak moves" option on play computer/blindfold. For example, to hear the bishop moves, it would be: "command speak moves bishop". This makes the spoken list more focused.

As a reminder, the 'My Account' menu enables you to force the speaking of the words for the letters. As in, 'Bishop Golf Four'.