Welcome to Chessboard Magic

ChessPuzzleSoftware Development
Chessboard Magic—a platform with fun chess puzzles and games for all levels. Join me to explore this exciting blend of chess and technology!

Three years ago, I got hooked on chess and started spending tons of time learning and watching games. A few months ago, I decided to combine my love for chess with my passion for technology and programming. I began creating various chess apps to help myself (and others) improve. While working on a deep, AI-driven game analyzer, I decided to switch gears and create some fun puzzles instead. So, I'm excited to share the initial release of Chessboard Magic with you, featuring several puzzles for you to enjoy.

Games on Chessboard Magic

  • Guess the Elo
    "Guess the Elo" challenges you to estimate the Elo rating of a player based on their gameplay. It’s a fun way to test your understanding of different skill levels and see how accurately you can judge a player's proficiency.
  • Play the Opening
    "Play the Opening" allows you to practice various opening moves. It’s a great way to learn and memorize different opening strategies, helping you to build a solid foundation for your games.
  • Guess the Opening
    In "Guess the Opening," you’re shown a series of moves from a game and must identify the name of the opening. This game is perfect for improving your knowledge of chess theory and history.
  • Guess the Eval
    "Guess the Eval" presents you with different chess positions, asking you to guess the computer evaluation of the position. It’s a great tool for honing your ability to assess board positions accurately.
  • Chess Slider
    "Chess Slider" is a 4x4 sliding puzzle game where you move tiles to reassemble a chess position. It’s a fun and challenging way to improve your problem-solving skills and spatial awareness.
  • Wordsearch (Coming Soon)
    The classic wordsearch game, with a chess-themed twist, is on its way. You’ll search for chess terms and famous player names, providing a relaxing yet engaging activity.
  • Hangman (Coming Soon)
    Our take on the traditional hangman game will feature chess terminology, allowing you to test your knowledge of chess vocabulary in a fun and interactive way.

The best part is that it’s free, and you can play as many times as you want.

The Technology

Chessboard Magic is built with a solid, modern tech stack. We use Chessboard.js and Chess.js for all the core chess functions, making sure the gameplay is smooth and accurate. The frontend runs on React, giving it a dynamic and user-friendly feel, so it's easy and fun to use.
I also tapped into various public and open-source databases for chess openings, evaluations, and anonymous games.

Looking Forward

I’m excited to share Chessboard Magic with you all and would love to hear your thoughts and feedback. I hope you enjoy the games and find them both entertaining and educational. Feel free to reach out with any feedback or suggestions. Your input will help make Chessboard Magic better.