Originally Posted by AllYourBase
I down loaded the chess game from magmic. It seems like a pretty good game with lots of options, and to my surprise I have not found any crippled features yet (are there any?). Too bad they tried to make the graphics so elaborate. I'd love to have a simple two tone board with simple, iconic, chessmen. "Fancy" chessmen on that small of a screen just makes for visual clutter.
Any other chess options out there?
I agree with your observation, and I note that it applies to some other Magmic software, such as their Solitaire games. For chess to be played on a small screen without ruining the eyes, the board should be simple and clean, not "pretty". The Medieval Chess game offers the user a choice of styles of pieces and board, but all are "busy" and, in a short time, tiring to look at.
At the moment, my best option has been correspondence chess with real people at the http://gameknot.com
site, using the Opera Mini browser. It works fine. Using the BB browser, the board can be displayed okay, but you can't actually make moves, for some reason. I'm not really fond of playing chess against machines anyway, so for me the gameknot option is better.