AlphaChess is stimulating computer software that chronicles one of the most classic games of skill and strategy every played. It is easy to install and includes over eighteen (18) beautifully crafted chess sets with pieces that you can personalize by change of color and style. You can also change the colors of the game board to suit your preference. Play against a friend on the computer or go online and find multiple opponents all over the world. This application also includes an instant messaging feature so that you can chat with your challengers, keeping the lines of communication open as you play. AlphaChess functions with Microsoft Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and Vista operating systems and incredibly enough, can be downloaded at no cost to you.