Contest: Battle vs. Chess/Check vs. Mate Steam Giveaway


64 squares of animated board game strategy come to life on PC and Mac in TopWare Interactive’s latest video game adaptation of chess. Gamers outside the U.S. know the game as Battle vs. Chess while TopWare’s new North American Steam version goes by the name Check vs. Mate. Different names, same great game of fantasy turn-based strategy powered by the FRITZ! chess algorithm software.

If you’re up for some classic chess competition with modern graphics and in-depth feature set for single and multiplayer, sign up here for your shot at a free Steam code.

Contest Details:

Prize: 3 Steam download codes for Check vs. Mate for our North American readers and 3 Steam codes for Battle vs. Chess for readers in all other regions. Game valued at $19.99.

How to enter: Tell us which regional version of the game you would like to win in at least one of the following ways:

1) Leave a comment at the bottom of this post declaring your desire to win a code for Battle vs. Chess or Check vs. Mate.

2) Follow us on Twitter @vgblogger and RT your entry with this message

3) ‘Like’ us on our Facebook page and then ‘Like’ and comment on this post

4) Email us at with the subject line “Battle vs. Chess/Check vs. Mate Giveaway”

Only ONE form of entry is required, but entering through multiple channels will increase your odds of winning. Again, whichever method(s) you choose to enter by, please be sure to include your region so we know which version of the game to send should you win.

Entry Period: Wednesday, September 5 – Friday, September 7 at 2:00 PM EST. 6 total contest winners will be selected at random and announced after entry deadline on Friday, September 7.

Battle vs. Chess and Check vs. Mate codes were provided to VGBlogger by TopWare Interactive. Keep up to date on current and future TopWare Interactive game releases by following them on Twitter and Facebook.

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