Play with your friends in your own private video chat game room. It's free and easy. No download or install required.
Shindig Chess lets you play in your own customizable, video chat chess room with friends from around the world.
There are game modes for every type of play, from casual, to teaching, to competitive.
There is also a spectator mode for instruction or round robin play.
Like playing in the physical world. Move pieces as you wish. Undo your moves and drag pieces on and off board. This mode is perfect for setting up chess challenges and practicing new strategies.
Traditional chess rules enforced. Undo allowed.
Traditional chess rules enforced. Once you pick up a piece, you must move it to a valid square. Undo only with permission.
Same rules as match, but with a traditional chess clock. Pause clock only with opponent’s permission. No undo.
Drag the piece a new square.
Move the king to the correct square. The rook will automatically move into position.
Move pawn to correct square behind advancing opponent pawn, and the pawn capture will happen automatically.
Drag board or room background in any direction to rotate board to desired perspective. Board rotation may also be achieved through up/down and left/right keys.
Restart the game with the same game mode and color.
Pick color. Select game mode. If there’s a spectator, select opponent.
Undo the last move or capture.
In Match mode, undo requires opponent’s approval.
In Competition mode, undo is not allowed.
Ask your opponent for a draw. If they approve, the game ends. Otherwise, play continues.
Select a style for the room, board, and pieces.
Increase the size of the game board.
Review the current game as a movie.
Rewind the game to a specific moment, then allow play to go forward from that point as a new scenario. In Match or Competition mode, playback is only allowed after a game concludes.
The spectator and players can chat with each other. If a spectator moves a piece, the players see the movement, then the piece returns to its original position.