Welcome to the Forum, Vhirschi!The context is someone who invites friends for a board game (not chess), and they replied "we are always up for chess!" So I wondered if "chess" in that context could mean any type of game, or if it was a phrase with some other meaning.
Je suis d'accord avec Language Hound.Welcome to the Forum, Vhirschi!
No, "chess" does not refer to any type of game, just le jeu d'échecs.
What I understand from this is that the person invited some friends over for a board game and,
because they are not that fond of that particular board game, they replied "we are always up for chess!"
i.e., let's play chess instead of the board game.
On est toujours partants pour une partie d'échecs !