We have made the most iconic board and strategy game available on the internet. You can play the unblocked chess game Scratch Chess without a real chess board or pieces. Artificial intelligence is your opponent in this scenario. Therefore, the person in front of you is not genuine. Don't undervalue it, though. It will make the most astute decisions you have ever seen. When you're ready, start the duel. The engine vs you!

How to Play Scratch Chess

Chess's primary objective is to checkmate the king of your opponent while defending your own. It will be useful to have basic chess knowledge and rules before starting the game. Here, your opponent is an engine.

  • Decide which chess pieces you will start the game with from the main menu. If you tap on black pieces, you start with the black ones. Or vice versa.
  • When you enter the game, you will see a section on the right side of the screen. From here, you can take back the piece you moved or adjust the difficulty level according to your needs.
  • If you want to go back to the beginning, you can restart the game by clicking the "Restart" button on the right.

Starting Position

The board is made up of 64 squares that are grouped in an 8 by 8 grid. Eight pawns, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, one king, one queen, and two rooks are the 16 pieces that each player begins with. The following is how the pieces are placed on the board:

  • Rook, Knight, Bishop, Queen (depending on color), King, Bishop, Knight, and Rook make up the back rank (from left to right).
  • First place: Pawns.


  • Use your mouse and tap to the chess piece you want to move. When you tap on the piece, you will see which direction it can go. You can not move the piece anywhere other than these directions.

What Is More?

If you enjoy playing chess games, we're sure you'll enjoy our Casual Chess game as well, where you can pick up some very helpful chess fundamentals. Alternatively, you could explore further captivating game options under the Strategy Games category at Unblocked Games FreezeNova.

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