$2,349,855 raised by 7,193 backers
Watch our crowdfunding campaign video to learn how it all started.
Play anyone, anywhere, on a real chessboard.
This is online chess like it should be - on a real chessboard. With our online play features, you can match up with over 10 million players from across the globe.
Ready for a fast game? Bring it on.
ChessUp’s designated clock, combined with the board’s ability to sense the pieces, allows you to play quick games like blitz and bullet, with the clock switching automatically after every move. You, just focus on playing.
Better with the app
Connect to the ChessUp app to unlock features like online play, post game analysis, and the automatic chess clock.
Built in AI
No one to play against? ChessUp’s adaptive AI makes a perfect opponent no matter your skill level.
This is no ordinary chessboard. Simply touch a piece and watch all its available moves appear on the board.
Potential moves of a selected piece are highlighted in up to 3 different colors, each representing the strength of the move.
Play by the Book
ChessUp tracks each move of your game and will let you know when you try to make an illegal move.
Play Across the Globe
Your opponent’s moves light up on the board in real time. With Lichess integration, you’ll always find a match.
Skill Level Equalizer
Choose the assistance level for yourself and your opponent, making an uneven matchup competitive.
Unlock even more advanced features through the app. Play with friends and family even if they don’t have a ChessUp.
A comprehensive chess lesson library with interactive content over-the-board, created by world-class chess talent.
Don't forget to accessorize.
A stand for your phone in the perfect position during a game, a pouch to hold the pieces once you are done, and a carry bag that ties it all together. We have everything you need to go with your ChessUp - we even have checkers.
ChessUp is the #1 MOST FUNDED CHESS PROJECT OF ALL TIME
In 2021, thousands of people believed in our vision for the future of chess and trusted us to bring it to life. We believe ChessUp will exceed all expectations from the original Kickstarter campaign. We are so excited to share ChessUp with the world!
Check out our blog.
The Director of Chess at ChessUp and Women's Grandmaster (WGM), Tatev Abrahamyan, covers all things chess in our blog.