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baKno Chess

By baKno Games

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The classic strategy game with gorgeous graphics, online gaming and intuitive interface. Beautiful handcrafted board and pieces are showcased in a 3D view with rotation and zoom.

Easy to play but very hard to master. Now you can test your playing skills against the computer on three different levels offline, or online against real people from around the world.

Chess is a two-person board game which simulates a battle between two opposing armies. Chess has been around for more than sixteen hundred years. When it comes to mind games, Chess is undoubtedly at the top of the list.

What's New in Version 5.0.0

- Redesigned game sets and boards
- In-App Purchases for:
Game License
10 Game Sessions
Non-renewable Monthly Subscription
- Localization to 12 different languages
- New intro animation
- Minor bug fixes


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Customer Reviews


I downloaded this app despite the bad reviews, and I’m here to tell you NOT to, under any circumstances, get this game. After about 30 seconds of running this my new 13 inch MacBook pro with the touchpad and all that fancy stuff was burning hot. The fan was flipping out with all that BRRRRRR noise trying to cool it off and i decided the best way to cool it off was to leave it off and next to the window (it’s below freezing outside). Even if my laptop didn’t get extremely hot, the chess game was very subpar. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME.


This is a machine ruining app!! made my NEW macPro fan just start humming-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX you cant adjust the view. you DONT get any FREE PLAY!

baKno Chess
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.0.0
  • Size: 57.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Chess Full Game Unlimited$4.99
  2. Chess 10 Game Sessions$0.99
  3. Chess Unlimited for One Month$2.99