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Quick start :

  • Set Jester's play time (may use default settings) :
  • - number of seconds per move, or
    - number of minutes per game, or
    - K.O. game in x minutes with bonus time per move.
  • Select side color for Jester.
  • Then click [New Game] button to start a new game.
  • To play a move, click the piece to move and click his destination square.
  • Tip : Jester is playable without connexion (offline mode). So, you know how to save money...
Options :
  • "Spy" mode :
  • Enabled : Jester will display his best variant.
  • "Turbo" mode :
  • Enabled : Jester will use hash-table for playing - as possible -  a best game.
  • Hide white & black pieces :
  • These options allow you to play a half or full-blindfold game.
  • Variations of chess game :
  • - Standard : the standard chess game.
    - One-Step-Beyond : white pawns are on the 3rd rank, black pawns on the 6th rank.
    - Vaureal Dawn : knights & bishops switch their initial position on board.
    - Crazy Horses : bishops are replaced by knights.
    - Lethal Amazones : knights & bishops are replaced by queens.
    - Throne of chaos : like as Fischerandom game.
  • Edit mode :
  • - Click [Modification] button to enter in edit mode. Select a piece with [Select Piece] button and click on the square to place a new piece. When all done, click again [Modification] button to leave edit mode.
    Then, click [New game] button to start a game with the new position. White side always plays first.
Other buttons :
  • Oops! :
  • Take bake last player move. Not allowed in K.O. game.
  • Exit :
  • Quit Jester.

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