Anichess revolutionizes the traditional game of chess by introducing spell mechanics and a captivating storyline set in a diverse universe. This modern take on chess, developed by Animoca Brands in partnership with, invites players of all levels to explore strategic gameplay enriched with a touch of magic and storytelling.



Anichess, an innovative creation by Animoca Brands, marks a new chapter in the storied history of chess. This game is not just a mere adaptation but a re-imagination of the classic board game, blending tradition with cutting-edge technology. With its strategic partnership with, Anichess is poised to revolutionize how chess is played, perceived, and enjoyed worldwide.

An Expansive Universe

The Anichess universe is a rich tapestry of lore and fantasy, encompassing an array of dimensions and timelines. At its core lies the Void, a mysterious and boundless region that connects all dimensions. This universe is under the watchful eyes of the Divinities, six powerful beings each representing essential forces of existence. The narrative unfolds in the world of Mystra, a planet that mirrors the complexities of technological growth and emotional evolution. This backdrop sets the stage for a chess experience that is not just about strategy but also about immersing oneself in a captivating story.


The Spellbinding Magic of Anichess

In the realm of digital chess, Anichess stands out with its intriguing proposition of integrating spell mechanics into the traditional game, a concept that stirs the imagination and invites speculation. The exact mechanics and nature of these spells are not yet clearly defined, but the possibilities they present could significantly alter the chess experience as we know it.

At the heart of this innovation is the idea of piece transformation spells. Imagine the strategic depth added when a player can temporarily transform a pawn into a knight, for instance. This hypothetical ability would not only change the dynamics of a single move but could potentially alter the entire course of the game, opening up a myriad of unexpected strategies and tactics.


Equally speculative, yet fascinating, is the concept of board manipulation spells. These theoretical spells could alter the very fabric of the chessboard, changing the properties of squares or even the traditional movement patterns of the pieces. Such a change would introduce a completely new layer of strategy, compelling players to think not just in terms of individual pieces but also in terms of the board as a dynamic, changeable entity.

Get Creative with Spells 

Dive into the magical world of Anichess with a closer look at some of the unique spells we've explored:

  • Parkour Mech: Parkour Mech offers a transformative power, turning any chess piece—except the king and queen—into a knight. It's important to note that using this spell constitutes one move, and the transformation is permanent.
  • Queen Time: This spell grants your piece the mighty movements of a queen for a single turn. It can be applied to knights, bishops, and rooks, enhancing their versatility on the board. However, it's designed with a restriction: it cannot be used to capture the king.
  • Slip: Enhance your strategy with Slip, allowing a pawn, knight, or rook to move diagonally to an adjacent empty square. This spell adds an element of surprise and maneuverability, although it cannot be used to capture an opponent's piece.
  • House Recruit: This spell conjures a pawn on any vacant square between the 3rd and 6th ranks, expanding your army directly on the battlefield. Employing House Recruit counts as a move, strategically increasing your presence on the board without advancing your existing pieces.

Incorporating these spell mechanics, Anichess could potentially redefine the boundaries of traditional chess, introducing a new era where strategy, fantasy, and imagination blend seamlessly. While the specifics of these spells remain in the realm of speculation, the very concept opens up exciting possibilities for the evolution of chess, promising a richer, more dynamic, and engaging experience for players around the world.

How to Get Started

As of January 16, 2024, Anichess invites players back into its enchanting world with the launch of the Anichess Mini Game. Perfect for both chess enthusiasts and newcomers, this platform offers a captivating mix of challenges and rewards designed to entertain and engage. Another recent update about Anichess is their collaboration with Mocaverse ID. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Daily Puzzles: Sharpen your skills with new puzzles each day.
  • Bonus Puzzles: Tackle extra challenges for those who crave more.
  • Missions: Complete quests to test your strategic skills.
  • Gambit: Dive into a special mode to test your luck.
  • Rewards: Collect exciting rewards as you progress.

Embarking on your Anichess journey is straightforward:

  1. Head over to the Anichess minigame website and sign in using your social media account or your crypto wallet. The minigame is free to play, you do not need to own any Anichess assets to play the game.

  1. Engage in puzzles, complete missions, and gather your well-earned rewards.
  2. Be sure to explore the "Gambit" option, where you can test your luck. This feature temporarily locks some of your Orbs of Power NFTs, granting access to a Bonus Puzzle. Successfully solving this puzzle rewards you with a Chessapon, akin to a traditional gachapon machine, where you receive a random Orb of Power NFT as a prize.

About Anichess


Animoca Brands


Anichess is an innovative chess platform that blends classic chess with modern spell mechanics and a rich, anime-inspired narrative, offering a unique and immersive gaming experience.


Animoca Brands