Frequently Asked Questions
How do I play
There are 3 ways to play ChessJam:
- Play our web version at http://chessjam.com/play
- Play our Facebook version at http://apps.facebook.com/chessjam
- Install our desktop application from http://chessjam.com
Yes - you can read the ChessJam documentation at http://chessjam.com/docs.cfm.
Why only English?
Other languages including French, German, Russian and Spanish will be supported soon - it's high on our priority list.
Let us know if you would like to help translate! We have Google Translate plugged into the docs page.
Do games with robots impact my rating and stats?No - games with robots do not count. You can use them for practice as much as you like without it changing your stats or rating.
Can I play more than one game at a time?ChessJam supports up to 6 concurrent games as of version 2.1. If your brain can handle it, ChessJam can.
Can I take back a move?We try to keep the gaming experience in ChessJam identical to a real face-to-face game, and they typically do not allow taking back moves. We might offer this on unrated games in the future.
How do I abort a game?If you start a game with someone and they don't respond, you can simply forfeit and it will abort the game without consequences to your rating and stats. There must be at least 3 moves before the game counts.
How are ratings calculated?The rating system is explained in our recent blog post.
How do I report bugs?Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our Facebook page
More questions? Please ask in the forums.