NintendoLife writes: "Unfortunately, the chess clock option is about the only real option available in Chess Challenge. The rest is barebones to the point of being as straight of a no-frills chess game imaginable. Even the single-player AI is basic to the point of only offering three options…hard, very hard, and so hard that the Wii seems to lack the processing power to handle it. But the biggest feature on display here is the online play. And if you do have a friend to play with then Chess Challenge will certainly provide a passable, and affordable means of facilitating chess between the two of you. But players looking to play a single player game or to go head to head against random opponents online will most likely be disappointed by the presentation found here".