I want to try this game without making/buying a board and it is easier to learn to play when the computer can prevent invalid moves. Does any software, preferably freeware, exist which simulates this flavor of chess?

  • I had some manner of Star Trek book when I was a kid. Back then, there was only the 60's show. The book covered many 'behind the scenes' sort of topics. Once was 3-D chess. I would like to mention the game was simply made up - no play testing, nothing. It's just a prop.
    – Tony Ennis
    Jul 21, 2014 at 3:54

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From wikipedia:

There is software for playing Tri-D Chess; Parmen is a Windows application written by Doug Keenan and available free on his website.

Here are some of the external links for (software) Raumschach and Tri-D chess:




There is a version available for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=awfsoft.app.TriDChess

  • Parmen keeps crashing. Cosmic chess site is no longer active. The domain is for sale.
    – Green Noob
    Jan 31, 2014 at 5:17
  • I haven't had problems with Parmen crashing. Nov 20, 2020 at 19:05

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