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PLEASE READ! This is an iMessage game and may be played only within iMessage. We ask that you do not post a negative review in the App Store if you are having difficulty installing or uninstalling the game as this is outside of our control. To install and play or to uninstall Checkmate, please follow instructions at or If you have any questions please send us an email at and we'll do our best to help. Thanks and we hope you enjoy the game! :)

Add some competition to your conversations with Checkmate! Play chess against family and friends in Messages!

Simply start a conversation with someone, select the Checkmate! app and tap “New Match” to begin. You can play multiple matches with other people at the same time - even across all your devices!

What are you waiting for? It's time to choose your opponent, make your move and play Checkmate!

What's New in Version 1.3.2

Play chess and share some love with the new Valentine's Day theme!

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Customer Reviews

Great idea, good implementation

My only complaint is that I don't have very many people that want to play against me, but that's not the developer's fault. I won't compare this other chess apps I own (because it would be a dumb comparison) but I like the idea of casual games played via messaging. I'm continually amazed at the creativity of iOS developers and what they can concoct and this iMessage application doesn't disappoint in that regard.

I'm really only adding this review to counteract all the 1-star review people that apparently never passed elementary school reading curriculum and don't understand how their smartphone works. Keep on keeping on developers! I look forward to seeing what you deliver to us in the future.

Great Chess App. Convenient. It's in iMessage

I like the app and I myself love chess and have been playing it and have been in a chess club. I think it's a great way to play chess with people who don't want to download any real time and data consuming apps. So to all the people who are saying it's collecting data etc. it's not, it's an extension in iMessage just like the Gif extension and music extension. So it should not be on the home screen but should be in the iMessage. It's a good concept because you can send the game and get notified when each other move. (P.S. you can tell it goes to iMessage because of the way the image of the application looks, unlike a regular app as a curved square it's a curved rectangle.

I messed up, but fixed now

I should not have download this app, I sure it is a good app for someone who uses iMessage but that's not me. Now I can not find it to delete it. I guess I will have to delete iMessage from my ipad to delete this app. The link that they talk about does not work. So I am giving this a 2 star only because it is my fault for installing this thing and it is their fault for not giving user an ease uninstall.

Ok I got it deleted with no help, it did take me a while to figure it out. But it is now deleted. I am changing my rating to a 4 star because this is not all their fault and this maybe a very good app for people who uses iMessage.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Only for iMessage
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.2
  • Size: 50.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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