Chessmaster 3-D, The

PSX PlayStation The Chessmaster 3-D Long Box

Flat Cardboard Long Box Release – 2-Ring Hub Disc


Board Game
January 17, 1996
0 24294 12193 7
Sony ID:
1 to 2 Players
1 Block
Kids to Adults No Descriptors
Box Copy:

Get on board.  A radical new perspective on the game of chess.

Based on the world’s best-selling computer chess program, The Chessmaster 3-D puts you in complete control of awesome, vivid, 3-D and 2-D chess sets and boards, from every perspective imaginable. Shift your position from above the board to below, from beside it to right on top of it, as you play. With the same powerful 32-bit chess engine as Mindscape’s world-famous The Chessmaster 4000 for your PC, this program features a variety of unique sets, real-time rendered pieces, and a stunning, multidimensional playing environment.

  • Rendered-on-the-fly 3-D or 2-D war room views.
  • Monitor every aspect of your game with a unique 3-D background main menu.
  • Perfect your skills with The Chessmaster’s teaching options.
  • Play with a variety of different chess sets each with its own characteristics.
  • Set up a position and have The Chessmaster solve for mate.
  • See The Chessmaster actually think.
  • Experience an audio rush through the sound effects accompanying every action.
  • Challenge 12 diverse computer opponents, or go head-to-head with a friend.





Chessmaster 3D got its first rerelease in the jewel case with the same 2-ring hub disc. For sealed collectors, this version’s jewel case will have the 2 vertical nibs that keep the manual inside the jewel case lid. The saturation is just a scanner difference, not in the actual print.

PSX Chessmaster 3D 2-Ring Jewel Case Variant

Jewel Case 2-Ring Variant

It also got a 1-Ring variant release where the color of the disc slightly changed.

PSX PlayStation The Chessmaster 3-D Jewel Case Variant

Jewel Case Release – 1-Ring Hub




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  • The original printings of the long box version feature a rather embarrassing error. The ESRB information was not filled in, so the template place holders of  “Category” and “Rating Descriptor” can be found on it. The jewel case version corrects this.
  • Chessmaster is the longest running chess game series in video game history.
  • The game was originally supposed to launch in the last trimester of 1995, but got delayed to the new year. This can be confirmed by the PSRM number assigned to the disc not matching up to the launch date.



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