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Animoca Brands begins Phased launch of ‘Anichess’ in Partnership with Chess.com and Magnus Carlsen

Animoca Brands announced the first phase launch of Anichess, a free-to-play chess strategy video game developed in partnership with Chess.com and five-time World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. Anichess offers players a new version of the beloved classic game and is available completely free of charge at www.anichess.com (requires a web browser or mobile-compatible web browser).
Magnus Carlsen, co-founder of Play Magnus Group, Grandmaster and five-time World Chess Champion

Animoca Brands announced the first phase launch of Anichess, a free-to-play chess strategy video game developed in partnership with Chess.com and five-time World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. Anichess offers players a new version of the beloved classic game and is available completely free of charge at www.anichess.com (requires a web browser or mobile-compatible web browser).

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Anichess is a spellbinding strategy game that combines the core rules of chess with a rich, captivating story and new gameplay elements including magic spell mechanics for a range of offensive, defensive and counter tactics. In the first phase of launch, Anichess features player-versus-environment (PvE) gameplay, while the second phase of the launch will introduce player-versus-player (PvP) later in Q1 2024.

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In its current first phase of launch, Anichess immerses players in a solo adventure in which they must use unique magical spells (e.g. transforming any non-royal piece into a knight) to solve daily chess puzzles. By completing these daily challenges, players can collect Orbs of Power game assets that provide in-game utility, such as unlocking new challenge puzzles that offer greater rewards.

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The goal of Anichess is to deliver an experience that makes chess more engaging and accessible to all. By working closely with partner chess Grandmasters and game designers, Anichess seeks not only to cater to a large global community of chess enthusiasts, but also to widen the chess horizon and tap into new audiences, including those who enjoy strategy games but do not play chess regularly.

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Commenting on the launch of the first phase of Anichess, Magnus Carlsen said: “I am excited that Anichess is bringing innovation to chess with spells and strategy gaming elements that provide a refreshing chess experience.”

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Yat Siu, the co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, commented: “Anichess revolutionizes the classic royal game by fusing traditional strategy and gameplay with the innovative elements of spellcasting, a fantasy storyline, and Web3 functionality. We are thrilled to partner with Chess.com and to have Magnus Carlsen and other impressive chess talent with us as we pioneer this new dimension of chess.

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About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner, a Fortune Crypto 40 company, and one of the Financial Times’ High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2023, is a Web3 leader that leverages blockchain to deliver digital property rights to consumers around the world to help establish the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including original games such as The Sandbox, PHANTOM GALAXIES™, Life Beyond, and Crazy Defense Heroes, and products utilizing popular intellectual properties from the worlds of sports and entertainment.

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