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Stuart Thiel

A two-dimensional chess board user-interface with a three-dimensional Minecraft world in the background.

ChessMod is a Minecraft mod for both 1.14 and 1.15 branches of Forge-modded Minecraft, inspired by Pippin Barr’s Chesses, which adds playable chessboards to both single and multi-player versions of the game. There is a rules-based board that enforces chess rules and the visual of the board changes as the stated of the board changes.

ChessMod was published on CurseForge and GitHub on May 9th:

Game Type



Minecraft (Forge)