Love playing chess? No one around to play with? Try Xboard. It's just like your chessboard, but is more. Have you ever imagined what it would be like if you could play chess with your computer? Xboard is a digital chessboard that lets you play chess with your PC. Oh! you would rather play with your friend? We have an option for that too. Use edit game and Xboard is ready for two players. You can save the game, pause and resume it whenever you want, view your move history, change the board theme...you can even enable sound effects for your movements, if you would like. Another feature to be mentioned is the evaluation graph,which gives your progress history based on your previous games. There is an option for time control too. You are looking for other chess variants? Spartan, Falcon, Cambodian, Super-chess,.. you get it all on Xboard through various chess engines like Gnu-Chess, Fairymax, Crafty, Fruit, etc.
Through the Google Summer of Code (GsoC) 2015 project under the Portland State University (PSU), We have added some additional features to Xboard so that it is accessible to a visually impaired person. With the GTK-3 version, Xboard is now enabled with speech support or you can play it using your screen reader like Gnome orca, so it tells you all the moves you make, your current position on the board, possible attacks, who's turn is next, etc.The movements are now possible using the arrow keys on keyboard. What does that mean? You don't need to see the board anymore. So...Open Xboard, Close your eyes, and let's play some chess in eyes-free way!