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Genre Chess
Latest release1.1.3  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 24, 2018
Code licenseGPLv2[1]
Media licenseGPLv2[1]
eboard is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: eboard 
Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: eboard 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: eboard  
Gentoo Linux logo matte.svg Gentoo: games-board/eboard 
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: eboard 
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: eboard 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: eboard 
24px FreeBSD: eboard

eboard is a chess interface for Unix and Unix-like operating systems. It allows the user to play chess online against other users or against any chess engine with an Xboard compatible interface. eboard is primarily intended for playing on the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS) or similar service.[2] It suports some chess variants such as the four player game bughouse chess.[3]

Note: As of February 2021, the Fedora repository is unmaintained. The Gentoo repository is outdated. Several other distros are also distributing outdated versions, although they are generally not bleeding edge distros anyway.

See also[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 COPYING file in the repository as well as in the theme subdirectories under directory "extra".
  2. http://www.bergo.eng.br/eboard/
  3. http://www.bergo.eng.br/eboard/index.php?p=1