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Chess - SocialChess

By Woodchop Software LLC

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

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" -CultOfMac.com

DESIGN PRINCIPLES

* 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!

GAME FEATURES

* 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.

SOCIAL FEATURES

* 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.

FREQUENT UPDATES!

What's New in Version 2.96

* Bug fixes

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Best MP Chess app available!

Bar none. No annoying ads, you're simply restricted on some options if you don't pay the $7.99 annual subscription (for stats tracking, customizable boards, 100 games at once instead of 5, etc), a great value but not at all necessary for the more casual player.

You can play locally, and for MP can choose between slow or fast games. While I haven't seen a huge amount to choose from I've never been left in want of one, and they try to match you up against those with similar stats. You can play a move once a day, three, or five days (or however soon the other player responds), or play a fast game with an adjustable time limit among other settings. You can chat (text) and rewind or forward your moves to analyze strategy while playing. The UI and presentation are also streamlined and pleasing to deal with.

If you have any interest in chess give this app a shot....you only have everything to gain! Highly recommended.

Beautiful, simple, clean app & great features!

I've been playing this app for years now. I have absolutely no complaints. I love the newer features of being able to see the history of wins/losses you have with any particular player. And support is amazing! Always a quick reply that gets immediate resolution. I've never had to reach out due to a problem with the app, but a couple other 'user error' issues 🙃

I think it's the owner/developer himself who responds too, so you know you've forgot someone on the other end who knows their stuff!

Freezing

On latest version of both iOS and app and the game will continuously be "reconnecting" which has made me lose several games due to me losing on time. Thus takes the fun out if the game entirely as I play fast games exclusively. If this doesn't get corrected soon I will remove the app without hesitation.

Update: I gave the app another try and am still losing fast games due to the lag and reconnecting issues. Was told by support that they didn't see an issue. I guess my iPhone 6 plus on speedy wifi is just not good enough? Horrible service, horrible gaming experience. I do not recommend at all.

Still nothing has changed, the connectivity issues are as bad as ever and nothing is done other than providing a "sorry everything seems fine on our end" I have not had this resolved nor do I have issues with ANY OTHER APP BUT THIS ONE.

Still a horrible experience, lag and losing games ok clock because of a bad connection on my end when I have no issues at all with anything at home but this one app. Complete garbage

Chess - SocialChess
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.96
  • Size: 37.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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  1. Premium Annual Membership$7.99