Play chess with new and old friends alike over the Internet, your local network, through Email (correspondence games), or play against several challenging computer opponents. Meet up with people and make new friends in the Online Rally Rooms (a chat and game service) to chat, play, or just be a spectator. ChessRally is a full-featured game for beginners and masters alike, with robust graphics and sound, fun characters, a customizable interface with free downloadable themes (skins, sets and sounds), smooth animation, a complete User's Guide, and free technical support. ChessRally contains full support for rated games, timed games, all internationally accepted rules, computer move suggestions, a risk indicator, "Experimenting Mode", loading, saving, printing, PGN and FEN import/export, an interactive Move History window, unlimited undo, and more.
This download of ChessRally contains both the Free Edition, a free full-featured email chess game, and the Gold Edition with all of the other features mentioned above, which you get to try for free for 15-days. At the end of the Gold Edition features trial, if you choose not to upgrade to the Gold Edition, the Free Edition is yours to use for as long as you like for playing email chess entirely free, without restrictions or nag screens. Upgrading to the Gold Edition is easy with a fast, self-patching upgrade process (no new downloads to get) and costs $19.99.