Chess Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Chess Dream Symbol – Dreaming of chess is about your relationships with others. This type of dream can refer to the negative and positive aspects of these, and help you see where to make changes. It may even be that changes are occurring and you need to see with greater clarity. How the chess pieces are interpreted in your dream depends on the outcome of the game. Try to remember the result when you wake to help you determine what your future holds.

If you are not a chess player, dreaming of chess can be a message that you may be wasting your life and the opportunities that cross your path. Do you spend too much time on things or someone that has no positive impact on your life?

This type of dream can remind it is time to stop wandering aimlessly through life, dreaming your dreams of success. You need to take action to bring them to life. Maybe there is something you do that has potential to harm your future and health. Are you being bullied at work? Dreaming of chess warns that you need to take care of yourself.

Losing a game of chess warns that you need to prepare for tough times. It also warns that although most people are good, honest, and kind there is the shadow side where some spend their lives doing things from the dark side. Sometimes you need to ignore these things. Stay calm. Know they may be happening around you, but do not let them distract from what you have to do. Stay strong. Act with courage to overcome them.

Winning at chess symbolizes your own success in real life. You will prove to those negative naysayers the truth of your worth and your dreams. You will be proven right. But, be warned, do not allow this to be negative. Rather, it is another victory to prove your enemies wrong.

Enjoying playing chess in a dream can mean you know how to make the best out of following rules and regulations. This can help you see how to achieve success in life. Taking your time to make each move in a chess game can mean your partner has something negative to confess. They may be afraid to tell you for how you may react. Instead, be thankful for the love and respect they show by being honest though you are hurt by the news. Give them another chance to earn trust.

Losing a chess game being played with a friend is a sign you will have an argument with someone close to you. This is a warning you can avoid these sorts of arguments if you are both more understanding of each other’s differences. Drop the judgmental attitude for you can disagree with each other and still show respect. These are the things that can enrich our lives.

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave a comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I was standing in front of my classmates that time after I checked the surroundings of the house because we got an earthquake and the whole place is already flooded. They were playing beside the forest and I have noticed that the chess piece moves by itself. They were like “shhhhh, we’re playing” after I freaked out. They look so serious playing, then the game went along, my classmates won. Then in exchange, we talked to the ghost who happened to live there for almost 300 years now. Then my dream was cut.

  2. Last night I had a dream I was talking to someone about chess. I don’t play chess and in in the dream there was no chess board or pieces.

    I was in some room maybe a kitchen. A man in tan shirt and black hair sat across from me at a table. He says” We like to play chess up here.”

    I was responded by saying “That’s cool I never play chess.”

    I get the feeling he wasn’t talking literal chess.

  3. Listen I had a crazy thing happen to me. Every day for the last 3 days glass chess has made an appearance in my life. The first day my fiancé suggested buying a set I declined and we didn’t. The second day I dreamed about watching someone play with glass chess set pieces. This morning… I found a glass chess piece on our bathroom closet floor…. neither of us have ever owned a glass chess set.

  4. I had a dream that I married a Christian guy who happens to be a singer, involved in church such as singing, preaching, playing instruments, etc. He is 5’10/ 5’11 (around there), he is Hispanic/ American (100% of both), brown hair, dresses sporty but also dresses really nice on church days; he he has a sweet, soft, + cute voice. His father is a Pastor and his mother is a singer. He has 3 older brothers and an older sister. And when we first met he knew that we would be the one together and him and I became friends for a while and became close, started dating for a month and just proposed and got married. After awhile aof marriage we took it further and had a child that God blessed us with. So yea there is a whole detail of my dream but to be honest I’m only 16 and this is what I know might happen in my future but if God blessed me with this type of guy I describe in my dreams in real life I will be the happiest as any girl can be but if God blessed me with someone better above all that I described I will bless him in God’s name and be even more happier. I honestly don’t care if God gave me someone different but is truly 100% in Christ and puts Him before me thats all I need in a Godly guy

    • Take it from an older woman who’s been in the same place as you are… Take your time. Don’t put to much faith in dreams. I thought I felt God telling me to go chase my dream guy… He kissed me, made me cry right afterwards by saying “I don’t love you” and then less than a month later he started dating one of my friends. If you had asked me I would have sworn up and down he was the one… PLEASE, please be careful… I don’t want any other girls to get hurt the way I did…

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    Remember the big red rug article you wrote in 2013! I made a very large comment seeking advice. Would you help me out? Please?

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