- Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge, BAM! Entertainment. For Game Boy Advance, appropriate for ages 6+. Includes Tournament Mode, Puzzle Mode, Multiplayer Mode, and Quick Play. Children can Play as Dexter, Dee Dee, Mandark, or Major Glory. The game includes dozens of fun animations and permits kids to play against characters from the show.
- Learn to Play Chess with Fritz and Chesster, Viva Media. Winner of the 2003 Bologna New Media Prize, a fine chess tutorial aimed at young beginners.
- Chess School for Beginners. Great for all beginners, both children and adults! Covering chess rules, thinking development, and playing. Statistics are shown in a convenient graphic form each student. This tutorial program is highly recommended for schools.
- Advanced Chess School. The Advanced Chess School is an interactive instructive tutorial for inexperienced players, both children and adults, who have already learned the chess rules. It can be considered a continuation of Chess School for Beginners.
- ChessMaster 9000, UBI Soft. Most beginners are unlikely to defeat any of the modern chess playing software products. Chessmaster 9000 has many nice features for beginners, however. There's a full tutorial, and you will be able to play through many master games that are included. You can also set the playing strength at different levels. Some things to try? Use the software as a playing partner whenever you are learning a new opening. Or put your own games into the software to see where you might have improved.
- Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess is a top-quality set of multimedia lessons and a built-in chess coach. Kids take this chess tutorial and seem to stay with it. It uses carefully thought out levels to bring players along.
- Chess Partner v5.2. Features (just to name a few) include: Online play; 2D and 3D chess boards; Chess Database; PGN import/export; 100% 32-bit (Win95 / WinNT); Strong chess engine; Office 2000 like menus and toolbars; Print diagrams; and make your own opening books.
- Behind Deep Blue: Building the Computer That Defeated the World Chess Champion, Feng-Hsiung Hsu. This book about DEEP BLUE describes the building of the computer software that defeated Gary Kasparov in the famous New York match. A wonderful read for adults. An insider's view not only of the games, but the amazing events behind the match.
- The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine, Tom Standage. The Turk, a supposed a chess-playing automaton, impressed Europe and America during the late eighteen and early nineteenth centuries. A wonderful read, with much more to say about the life and times than the machine itself.