This is essentially chess, but unfortunately.. this game really sucks. Now, don't get me wrong- it's an interested LAYOUT for chess, I wouldn't mind owning this set- but unless you want to play yourself, or invite a friend over and play 'not single player' just single computer, then this game really isn't worthwhile at all. I would kill for the chess set just for a change of pace, but there's no way I'd enjoy this game- I can't play well enough to offer myself a challenge, or for an easy victory, you'd see both pieces doing stupid moves, and it'd end up a tie- king versus king, or I'd let me win.. and I wouldn't be happy about it either. Yeah.. I do that sometimes on accident.