Has anyone played any of the Nintendo DS chess games? I've been looking for one to play on the subway to and from work (or, let's be honest, in the bathroom), but I'm not having much luck:
(1) Clubhouse Games
The chess game included with this mini-game package is reportedly pathetic. I don't even think I'd buy this as a last resort, no matter how many versions of Tic-Tac-Toe they include to sweeten the deal.
(2) Chessmaster: The Art Of Learning
I was really excited to see a version of Chessmaster for the DS, but apparently they don't make it anymore! What the heck happened, did Waitzkin sue them for pixelation of character? This game is available on Amazon.ca from time to time, but the cost is outrageous - $90!!! For comparison, most other DS games are in the $25-$40 range. Amazon.com has some titles, but with shipping from the US (from those stores that are actually allowed to send video games across the border), the costs are still over-the-top.
(3) Fritz Chess
I was surprised to find this one this morning, having never seen it on any previous searches, but it looks like my best bet. The cost is typical, and Amazon.ca carries so there are no border issues. Unfortunately, I've read some reviews that state the engine has some sort of bug that drastically brings the engine strength down from a reported 2320 ELO to an estimated 1400. 😕
Also, does anyone have a portable chess game on another platform that they really like? I'm all ears, I'm getting sick of reading the fake newspaper on the subway (and, let's be honest, on the toilet).