SocialChess is a fun way to play fast or slow chess with friends or with random opponents! Play with a clock or play turn-based correspondence chess!

"Fantastic app. Easily the best head-to-head app out there!" -Leo Laporte

"Social Chess Is The Best Way To Get Your iCheckmate On"


* No Advertisements!
* Beautiful, clean, intuitive layout.
* Optimized to be fast and stable. Nothing worse than an app that crashes!
* Features are chosen and implemented carefully.
* Instant account creation - no email validation necessary.
* Your privacy is respected. We will not spam or share any user info.
* Game features are driven by your feedback!


* Statistics - ELO Rating, Wins, Losses, Draws.
* Elo Charts & Per Opponent statistics.
* Receive push notifications when a game is updated.
* Play even when there is no internet connection. Moves are sent later!
* Play up to 5 games at a time, or increase it to 100 with In-App purchase!
* Search for opponents by username, email, or we'll match you with a random opponent.
* Claim Victory if opponent does not make a move in 5 days.
* Optional Takeback.
* Chess960
* Analysis Board to work out your strategy.


* User Profile including picture, comments, etc.
* Map view of your opponent's location.
* Chat
* Browse your opponent's games, and their opponent's games.
* Elo Rankings.


What's New

Version 2.97.3

Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

850 Ratings

850 Ratings

Great app for playing chess but stagnant


Hi, I've had this app for about three years now and while at the time, it was the best app I had found for playing chess, three hasn't been any huge progress in terms of new features in the entire time while the yearly subscription fee has gone up relentlessly. 2 major areas that are missing are in the area of managing/storing and analysing your games, as there is no search or bookmarking feature, when you have played hundreds of games like I have, the only way to find a particular game is to go through each one individually!!! Nightmare...

Second area missing functionality is in the whole social aspect. There are no tournaments, groups, teams or community within the app unlike other chess apps that I use. As a result, my usage is slowly declining. So in summary this app is great for playing the odd game of chess but think twice before using it as your'main' chess app.



I've had the game for a couple of years now, and it's always been perfect for playing online chess. Quick timed games with 3 mins on the clock to slow games that can require a minimum of three days per move. No adverts. It really is just what you'd want. With an epic online ranking system, and the ability to play similar ranks or different ranks. Love it!

Good App!!


The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because when you move on a fast game, the amount of time it takes to send your move, it takes off your time! When I did a move that took me 0.5 seconds, it took off 3 seconds!! Please fix that in an update, just make it say 'sending move' and don't take time off anyone. Thanks.


Lee Carlson
39.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
© 2017 Woodchop Software LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Annual Membership £7.99
  2. 1 Year Membership £7.99
  3. 1 Year Membership £3.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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