- Released: 1990-
- Developer: Data East
- Genre: Chess
- Mode(s): Single Player | Multiplayer
*Battle Chess is a computer game version of chess in which the chess pieces come to life and battle one another when capturing. It was originally developed and released by Interplay Entertainment for the Amiga in 1988 and subsequently on many other systems, including 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga CD32, Amiga CDTV, Apple IIGS, Apple IIe, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, FM Towns, NES, Mac OS, NEC PC-9801, X68000 and Microsoft Windows. In 1991, Battle Chess Enhanced was released by Interplay for the PC, featuring improved VGA graphics and a symphonic musical score that played from the CD-ROM.
Battle Chess follows the same rules as traditional chess, with battles playing out so that the capturing piece defeats its target. Since there are six types of pieces for each color, and a king cannot capture a king, there are a total of 35 different battle animations.