“The quality of the board and pieces is exceptional; setting up the board (firmware upgrade and calibration) worked as expected and out-of-the-box with no issue (iOS).
This board will generate countless hours of pleasure to chess afascinados.
For carrying the board around I highly recommend the bag, which is of high-quality as well.
Thank you (and the team) for this outstanding product.”
“I unfortunately am unable to give this board a full 5 stars. While the pieces and board are of outstanding quality, the App is incompatible with my version of Android, and the developer has not yet made any patches or announcements to rectify this. Apart from that, it is fantastic.”
“A wonderful experience fluidly playing an adaptable AI OTB. This combines the best of both worlds, and the quality of the board and pieces makes this a more than worthwhile investment. Bravo to all who brought ChessUp to world! I can see many many years of use with me and my family.”
I just wanted to say thanks and let you know that the board arrived today, and that air freight was credited yesterday!
We had a fun unboxing at home. I must say, both pieces, board and mobile stand feels really well crafted and have an air of premium around them - awesome work! Looking forward to some solid chess fun with the kids these coming years! 😊”
“The product is high quality, communications from Bryght Labs has been excellent. I haven’t used the board since receiving it because of many software bugs. Hopefully it’ll be sorted out soon.
I’m still keen on doing some more testing and bug logging for the company and the community, so do let me know how we can help”
The board has been great fun playing on. The time teaching my children how to play has been priceless.
It has fully lived up to my expectations.
I have had an issue once or twice when my hand hovers over a piece (not touching), and the square lights up..?
Unfortunately, at this stage, I'm unable to play wirelessly with anyone online as having an older phone with an older OS won't accept the App. But once this problem is rectified I hope I'll be able to use the board to its full extent.
But all in all, I'm very happy with the board and looking forward to starting playing people online.”
“Works perfectly out of the box. Loving the ability to have visual cues to improve my game. Great product, highly recommended for beginners or those wanting a compact travel friendly computer chess board”
“I am an average chess player (ELO 1300-1400). This board has exceeded my expectations in all aspects:
1. Build Quality
3. Design and Packaging
Considering the price, this board is extremely undervalued in the market, without factoring in the insanely good AI technology. Aside from the actual board, the customer service from Jeff at Bryght Labs has been professional, prompt and transparent. Jeff was able to communicate efficiently and effectively regarding the delivery of my board to Melbourne, Australia and I cannot be happier.
The team and the ChessUp board are amazing!”
“Best on market compared to similar products by far !!! it is especially good for kids!!!, but app still needs considerable work, board is not fully functional without phone app, ai for app makes mistakes especially on higher levels, for example the AI did not move out of check then game aborted after freezing; taking back moves can also be tricky because if the board and phone app get out of sinc, sometimes the game cannot be restored/gets frozen and game has to be aborted , overall 5, because technology has far surpassed the competition!”
“To the Bryght Labs team and Jeff, thank you so much!
After a long wait, I finally received my chessboard.
My almost 6-year-old daughter was even more excited than me! We immediately played our first game and were able to explain the basics nicely to her. Using the color LEDs, she knew which steps she could and couldn't take, which were bad and good steps. So fast, that she managed to put me in check a few times (although I let her win, I was always surprised).
It's a beautiful chessboard and beautiful technology and I look forward to the progress of the iOS app. Currently, it is not 100% working and I am sure that these bugs will be fixed soon.
Anyway, even though we're a year late, with a lot of patience from the backers and your efforts, I give you a 10/10!
To the backers who still have to wait for their boards, be patient, it's definitely worth the wait!
Again, many many thanks!”
“Love the board, exactly what I’d imagined. The features present beautiful new perspectives and new learning tools to the game of chess. The only downside I found is the plastic material that constructs the board, I wish it was something a little more sturdy but this knit picking at best.
“I really like the board! The board is working really well for me and it's a great experience in itself. There are a few problems I have with the app.
1. It is not obvious how I can set up and play from a custom position on it
2. I do not like that I have to only play such wide ratings ranges on Lichess (+-500 elo). This makes it feel harder to get a game closer to my skill range
3. I would love chess.com compatibility because it is where I prefer to play.
4. I am getting a bug where it is not showing that my opponent has resigned
5. I get a bug where it says I am receiving assistance. This happens after I check my opponent's rating in the app during a game”