FWG Tomb Chess
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
A strategy chess-like game. Your objective is to clear the board (graveyard) of your opponent’s pieces (ghouls). Unlike regular chess, you do not see a playing piece until it rises from the grave and you do not know if it will be on your side or your opponent’s until it actually appears.
Each 'chess' piece is ranked in strength from 1 to 6. In general, a higher ranked ghoul can kill another ghoul of equal or lesser strength. However, this does not apply to the pawn - in addition to being able to kill other pawns, it can kill the king, but the king cannot kill the pawn.
The name and strength of a playing piece is shown in the bottom of the game screen.
Selection and Movement
The game begins with a graveyard full of tombs. You can click on any undisturbed grave to make a ghoul rise. The ghoul may either be one of yours or your opponents (50 : 50 chance either way). So you always face the risk of raising a ghoul for your opponent.
To move one of your own ghouls, simply click on it and then select an empty space immediately adjacent to it.
Remember - you can only move a ghoul if there is an empty space next to it or if there is an opponent piece that can be attacked.
All playing pieces can only move one space up, down, left or right.
At any time during the game you can either move an already raised ghoul or raise a new ghoul from the grave.
How a game ends
A game can end in 2 ways:
1) When all your pieces or your opponent’s have been cleared from the board.
2) If a stalemate or draw is reached - whereby you only have one piece left that is weaker than your opponents, but you cannot attack and have not been killed in 10 moves.
Love this game on FWG website
Got it because I love it, but it's kinda blurry on my iPhone 5 with up to date iOS. It really needs to be optimized for the devices. Also did the "ghost pawn" sound effect change? I didn't remember it as a "boing", I thought it was a "bonk". Either way, thanks for at least putting it up on the App Store. But please fix it to be crisper, the words are hard to read too, due to the blurry or whatever it is that didn't translate somehow.
But hey, I can now play this away from my computer. So that's a huge plus!
Very addictive version of chess. I've played the flash game for years. I find the random element of this game very entertaining and was very happy to see an iOS version in the App Store. Only complaints: I can't see a pawn/tomb behind a king, can't enter a name on the main menu, and the Replay button's active tap area is very small.
And why is it trying to access my microphone?
- Category: Games
- Released: Aug 31, 2012
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 14.8 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: freeworldgroup
- © 2012 freeworldgroup.com
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).