the smart way to have fun
SparkChess Premium for Mac OS X (10.6+) offers you many features not available in the free version.
Beginner or advanced, SparkChess enables you to play better chess and have fun.
Here are some of the highlights:
A real 3D view to control
And diagram, and fantasy, all in HD
SparkChess Premium has a real 3D board you can rotate, zoom and pan. Get a bird’s-eye view or jump right in the middle of the action.
If you prefer a tactical view, we also have a simple and clean diagram mode.
The fixed 3D Fantasy set will definitely catch your eye. We carefully modeled and then hand-painted the pieces to be easily recognizable and suitable for young children – they love it, by the way.
All boards come with HD graphics, looking crisper than the free online version.
No matter which board you prefer, make sure to enter FullScreen mode and enjoy the graphics without distractions.
You get the premium treatment
As a SparkChess Premium user, we’ll treat you royally. You’ll get unlimited games, unconstrained score, priority access when the service is crowded and your account won’t be removed if inactive for longer periods.
You’ll also have exclusive access to certain playing areas like the Elite club and to more sophisticated time control.
Moreover, you’ll be able to chat with other premium friends. Chat is disabled by default so your opponent can’t annoy you if you’d rather concentrate on the game. And because we value civility, if your account is marked as being for a child under the age of 13, “bad” words are filtered out.
Fast, challenging and fun
Two exclusive AI characters are here to help you improve your chess skills. Guru is our SkyNet, best for advanced players who enjoy a real challenge in proving humans can still defeat the machines. If you’re looking for a lighter opponent, there’s Deon, recommended for players who are now past Cody’s basics but not ready to challenge Claire yet.
Edit & Replay
It’s easy and fun
Pause and rewind games using intuitive VCR-like controls. It works even when watching a live multiplayer game!
Export your chess games in the standard PGN format for future reference. Import individual PGN games or entire databases of annotated games and play them, reading the comments (including advanced features). Add your own comments to any move. There are many free famous games online you can learn from.
Arrange pieces on the board just as you’d do with a real board by drag & drop. Copy the position as a simple text in FEN format. Import and play famous puzzles.
Lessons and Aids
Invaluable learning tools
To help you sharpen your chess skills, we’ve prepared over 20 interactive chess lessons on a wide variety of topics, from basic rules to opening strategies, tactics and even some puzzles.
Then we have visual aids, which indicate the last move with an arrow and highlight pieces in danger or attack opportunities.
Quickly see who has control over the board and where the weak spots are. Gain insight on the current situation in plain English based on many factors to plan your strategy.
If you’re still stuck, just ask the computer to suggest a move for you!
These tools are available when playing against the computer. When you feel confident enough, put what you learned to good use by challenging others in multiplayer!
A summary of SparkChess Premium for Mac features:
|Free Edition||Mac OS X Premium|
|3D Fixed Board|
|3D Dynamic Board|
|Deon AI character|
|Guru AI character|
|Unlimited daily games|
What people are saying about SparkChess Premium for Mac:
Your chess board and pieces are the best by far (compared to any other program, including Fritz 12). Really amazing. Thank you so very very much for the work you've put into producing this program.
This is a great game for my boy, who is six years old. A Grand Master in the making.
SparkChess is a superbly presented and polished program and I will be getting the versions for other platforms also. I have many of the commercial and free chess programs for windows and also for android/apple devices, and just wanted to say that I think your program is excellent and is my new ‘ to’ favourite for a quick casual and fun game of chess. I think you have achieved your aim of making chess fun, accessible and entertaining for a wide audience.
Thanks a lot! This is the difference between a very good product with an excellent customer care (like yours) and the scum that you can find in Internet for the same price. Thanks again, very professional.
I love the game and play it regularly - great work on the game, thanks again!!!
I am an avid user of your SparkChess and feel it is the best chess on the Internet!
I have your awesome chess game already downloaded from the link in the automatic reply email that I have received immediately after my payment. I really enjoy your game!
Looking for a different platform? You can play SparkChess on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android devices and in any browser.