Krisalis Software developed the game, which was published by Lego Media. The game recieved the Editor's Choice Award and the Outstanding Award.
After several years, the game was re-released with Windows XP compatability.
The game's default setting is the normal rules of chess. The aim is to defeat the enemies team in the Lego version of the board game. The settings can be changed to change the rules or the theme of the game.