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Pro Chess Simulator 300 Makes The Tough Guys Tumble

A single-joke freebie

Goat Simulator. Accountant Simulator. Door Simulator 2015. Corgi Simulator 2071. Turtle Simulator. Going Right Simulator. Room Cleaning Simulator 2014. Grass Simulator 2014. Cat Simulator. Tree Simulator 2013: Treeloaded. Teabag Simulator 2014. Alien Probe Simulator 2014. Tea Party Simulator 2014. Barbershop Quartet Simulator. Dish-washing Simulator 2014. Butt Touching Simulator (obviously I showed that one to Cara).

You might have noticed that joke Simulators are all the rage nowadays. They're often not very funny. Usually their mere name is meant to be the punchline. Pro Chess Simulator 300 is a single-joke Simulator too but it's a good joke. Not one to retell at your Britain's Got Talent audition, but worth a few smiles.

Pro Chess Simulator 300 is a free download on itch.io so go download it and see for yourself.

Here I shall employ the rhetorical device of saying I'll wait for you to download and play it. In the meantime, I'll listen to Murray Head's chess floor killer One Night in Bangkok. Yes, for each and every person who reads this article, I shall stop whatever I'm doing to watch the video once. I have a tab open to our stats, updating in real-time, and shall sing until I'm spitting blood.

Maybe that's just daft. Maybe I should include a video for people who won't download the game.

The joke's not nearly as funny this way, you know. Fine!

See? It's chess, but you knock the pieces over to win like a petulant child. It's a fun single-joke game, taking what many gag Simulators use as the punchline (wacky video game physics!) and spinning it into a slightly more elaborate joke. It's a shame the AI doesn't play to chess rules, perhaps giving the joke away a little early, but still! I chuckled then smiled for fifteen seconds and that's a lot for this horrible bag of grump.

If you fancy more quick gags, my flatmate compiled a list of 'em last year.

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.