Mephisto Phoenix M - Chess Computer with 15.7 inch Chess Board

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About The Mephisto Phoenix M - Chess Computer with 15.7 inch Chess Board

Mephisto Phoenix is the most powerful personal chess computer ever made.

The Phoenix module is paired with the 15.7" luxury wooden chessboard and beautifully crafted wooden chess pieces for an immersive, natural playing experience. With lightning-fast RFID piece recognition, you can move the pieces naturally while the module takes care of the rest. Setting up custom chess positions to play and practice is easier than ever.

The Mephisto Phoenix module comes in a modern glass touch screen design with a striking wood frame that pairs perfectly with the board. Featuring both the newest computing technologies and retro engines from decades past, it is the perfect home station for chess lovers of all ages, playing strengths, and experience levels. 

Onboard WiFi means the unit can stay current with updates as they are released. The most recent update in January 2024 includes native online play through liChess.

MEPHISTO "M" Sensor Board and Pieces

The "M" chessboard features a Mephisto logo, 81 dimmable LEDs (4 per square) and fully automatic piece recognition with ultra-fast and reliable RFID scanning technology. This is ideal for setting up positions quickly and easily. Expert attention is given to fine tune the real wood veneer to compliment the module and pieces.  

The set includes 34 skillfully crafted solid wood chess pieces in the classic "Timeless" design, with a near 3" king. While designed specifically for use with the Mephisto Phoenix, these board and pieces are also interchangeable with Millennium Exclusive boards and pieces.

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Mephisto Phoenix Chess Computer Module - Chess Computer - Chess-House
Mephisto Phoenix Chess Computer Module - Chess Computer - Chess-House

About Phoenix

The Mephisto Phoenix is a UCI based multi-engine chess computer, which provides access to huge variety in chess gaming. With Shredder Neuronal and Stockfish NNUE, you see the world’s first dedicated chess computer using most modern neuronal engine technologies.

The module in its modern design comes with a large color touch screen made from real glass. Accompanied by the well-structured touch menu system it is meant to be the perfect home station for chess lovers of all ages, all playing strengths and all experience levels.

The most powerful chess computer of all time

The Phoenix comes with 4 different Top-Class Engines on Board: Shredder 13.5, Komodo 14.1, Hiarcs 14.2 and Stockfish 15 NNUE. Starting from a very simple level, which is also suitable for absolute beginners, the system can reach a maximum performance of over 3400 ELO. In fact, there are countless options to adjust the playing strength to your individual needs. The system covers the widest playing strength range ever provided by a chess computer.

Shredder offers a highly interesting new function with its fully automatic self-adapting playing strength with ELO rating. In this way you can continuously monitor your progress and see how much you have improved through training with the computer.

The evaluation bar beside the chess board tells you at first glance how the engine rates the position. Any blunders are quickly noticed that way and you always have a sense of how well your game is going.

The optionally available engine package expands the Phoenix with 3 additional high-end engines: These include GinkGo, the well-known engine behind Fritz 18, Leela Zero - a purely neural engine with a great playing style and a real challenge for all self-players as well as Komodo Dragon 3 - Komodo's neural variant with an above-average active, sometimes risk-taking playing style and countless adjustable options for all chess players who like to experiment.

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Online chess on a new level

With the "PLAY ONLINE" game mode, the Phoenix allows you to play against other people via the LiChess servers. The direct connection of the device to LiChess ensures a fast and smooth game flow.

In addition to the standard games, it is possible to play against friends from your own friends list as well as participate in Arena and Swiss tournaments. And it's just as easy as playing against the chess programs in Phoenix – directly on your chess board.

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From then to now: The chess computer emulation.

The system is expanded with 23 classical chess computer emulations running at a high speed. Most remarkable is the “Mephisto Glasgow”, the legendary world championship program of 1984 - which runs on the MEPHISTO PHOENIX system at a speed of approx. 66 times faster than the original machine of the time.

With the speed bar you easily control the emulation speed or set it to the speed of the original chess computer, button and display layout follows the originals.

So if you've always wanted to play against the dream chess computer from your youth: Welcome!

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Further sophisticated functions

Updates for the System come via WIFI directly on the unit, and if you purchase additional software in the webstore it is installed as easy as with the press of one button.

The machine comes with some different opening books: The standard one by Mark Uniacke provides you with more than 1,000,000 positions, all from master play. This is the biggest opening book ever provided by a dedicated chess computer.

In addition, the Phoenix is the first chess computer with integrated tablebases. Tablebases are endgame databases that work in a similar way to an opening book. They help the engines in the endgame to quickly find the right way to mate or to recognize early on how the game will end, even in very long endgames.

Phoenix is the right unit for you if you: 

  • Wish to own the most powerful dedicated chess computer ever made, building a bridge between past glory days and todays modern style of playing chess
  • Are interested in modern engine technologies, e.g. NNUE Technology and how they evaluate positions
  • Like to play with retro chess computers and to see how these programs perform on modern hardware
  • Prefer a real board to analyze games and do not want to relay on a screen only
  • Want to play online against other people as comfortably as possible.
  • Don't mind a system with a bit of a learning curve and that has advanced features that are not all explained in a manual.


Technical details

Chess specific properties

Suitable for

all chess lovers, from children to grandmasters

Playing strength

up to over 3400 ELO

Pieces included

Yes, handmade real wood premium chess pieces with integrated RFID chip, piece felt and weights

Additional pieces

2 queens additionally included

Magnetic pieces


Piece compartment

Piece storage in premium packaging

Measurements of chess board

15.75 x 15.75 inches

King's height

2.83 inches



Chessboard technology

ultra-fast RFID figure recognition

Display with illumination

Yes, 7” Colour TFT Touchscreen with 1024 x 600 px resolution


1.5G 64 Bit Quadcore processor

CPU clock frequency



4 GB

Connection board computer

Standard mini-Din cable, 4 pin




Shredder 13.5, Komodo 14.1, Hiarcs 14.2, Stockfish 15 NNUE


Package with 20 different chess computer emulations contained

Device languages

5 (DEU / ENG / FRA / NLD / SPA)

Menu system

Text-based / Graphic, All device languages


Yes, via WIFI and USB


Play online

App Integration

ChessLink App for Mephisto Phoenix is integrated for direct use on since V4.01E / January 2024

Supported servers


Power Supply

Batteries required


Power supply connection

Yes, 100 - 240V 50/60 Hz Input - 9V 4A Output

Power supply included

Yes, with interchangeable attachments for EU / UK / US


Measurements & Weights

Dimensions chessboard

15.75 x 15.75 x 0.79 inches

Dimensions computer unit

7.1 x 5.12 x 3,54 inches

Length connecting cable

39.37 inches




Model number & age recommendation

Model number


Age recommended by manufacturer

10 Years & Up


Mephisto Phoenix Manual

Product Specs

Board Size
Square Size
King Height
King Base

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Peter Hyatt
Old Mephisto Quality

It is a high quality life purchase and that it can be updated is to make it complete. Playing against the Mephisto engines of yesterday is to keep the wonderful hobby going. Very high quality board and pieces and now playing against family via Lichess. Wonderful to own.

Roberto Navarro
Amazing quality

This machine remember me the old Mephisto products. High tech and incredible quality.

Rakhi Oyewole
Mephisto Phoenix M - Chess Computer with 15.7 inch Chess Board

My husband has been wanting this for ages and loves it!

Dave Galiati

We are going to keep the Chess
Computer,thank you very much,
it's very nice.


Hello all,
i got the Computer with 15.7 inch Chess Board. I agree with some of the shortcomings descried by others but it has so much more pros . Simply put its fantastic! i had no issues to connect to WIFI at home, the unit does not make any noise even after 1 hour playing . i did set NNUE with search generates more heat at least i noticed when playing on desktop 16 core Stockfish or Komodo Dragon 3 NNUE 60 C without its 47 C but on this phoenix unit not much difference.
I pre ordered it from Millennium site so got a great deal but even at full price i would have gotten it. yes I'm a crazy chess lover. 4 modern era engines are super strong specially SF15 . i love to have retro engines , but yes its kind of difficult to set anything there..i did go to FORUM called Mephisto phoenix Owners Lounge and wow smart fellow chess players have written many useful instructions there. Millennium will hopefully listen to owners and make desired changes , and we all hope soon ChessLink with Lichess will be implemented. The more time i spent with the computer with help from internet forums the more i leaned to giving it 5 stars.
English is my second language so i spare you from further torture with final verdict..Go and get it but be warned like myself you might be tired for a weeks i cannot stop playing and experimenting with it staying up late night.
I got the king performance from chess house same great experience that's why i wrote review here.
cheers, Peter