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Solitaire Chess by ThinkFun

By ThinkFun, Inc.

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Can you leave just one man standing?

Simple to learn, impossible to master, addictively fun - Solitaire Chess by ThinkFun is a new logic puzzle based on the rules of Chess. 
For chess newbies and experts alike, Solitaire Chess can be played quickly – every move must be a capture – and early challenges may seem easy, but soon you’ll find yourself in deeper waters, pushing your mind and thinking hard about your moves to try and solve the game.


HOW TO PLAY: Each challenge begins with a selection of chess pieces on a 4x4 game board. Your goal is to capture the pieces one by one until there’s only one left.

Every move must be a capture, so plan your moves wisely or you risk leaving pieces stranded! 

Don't worry if you're not familiar with Chess. Hold any piece in the air to see its name and all possible moves. Within a few challenges you'll be familiar with every piece – making this a great way to get familiar with the pieces and the movement rules of Chess. 

Solitaire Chess includes UNDO and RESET buttons, so don't be nervous about experimenting in the game.

There’s even a HINT button, for when you get in a real bind.



- 400 Challenges, 100 at each difficulty level
- Four difficulty levels: EASY, MEDIUM, HARD, EXPERT 

- Challenge Scorecard to keep track of your wins
- Save multiple games in progress 

- Hint/Reset/Undo buttons to help you figure out each puzzle 

- Solve button to see how it’s done 

- Quick and easy Tutorial 

Solitaire Chess recently won a 2011 Parents' Choice Gold Award for excellence in mobile play. If you like Solitaire Chess, try out the Rush Hour App. Rush Hour Traffic Jam is the world’s most successful logic puzzle – now in app form with 2,500 brand-new challenges!

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What's New in Version 1.0.5

iOS 5 Compatibility
Fixed bug with crash on puzzle load!


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Customer Reviews


Excellent. Love it. As it is graded, it keeps me interested and I don't have to play against much more seasoned players which is usually the case with chess. It is nice to pace my challenges with more difficult games in time. I may even get interested in chess in time. Like sudoku it gives a short break from other work.

It's good. Buy it.

Yep. It's good. Buy it.

ThinkFun: where are the apps for Lunar Lockout and River Crossing? These would work really well on the touch interface, and they are my favorite ThinFun games. Get coding guys!!!! I want River Crossing!!!!


Addictive and challenging. I now give the kids a run for their money.

Solitaire Chess by ThinkFun
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.49
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.5
  • Size: 5.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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