eboard is a chess interface for Unix-like systems based on the GTK+ GUI toolkit. It provides a chess board interface to ICS (Internet Chess Servers) like FICSand to chess engines like GNU Chess, Sjeng and Crafty.

The primary purpose of eboard is serving as interface to FICS, but also allows you to play against a chess program, analyze saved games, and play with other eboard user on the Internet.

eboard provides many features other interfaces lack, like a good looking, configurable interface, multiple board views, resizeable board (without restarting), seek table, text input separated from the output, input history (bash-like), scripting, scroll lock, and many others. See the features section for a walk-through of eboard's features.