* Open up your Chess horizon *

Jocly's Chess Variants is by far the most complete mobile application for playing Chess variations.

In addition to regular Chess, it offers 45 variants, all of them featuring:

- artificial intelligence to play alone / offline
- server connectivity to play real people, create or join tables, invite friends
- full rules description
- live games are saved and can be replayed
- ELO based leaderboard
- and many more ...

Supported variants:

- Classic Chess
- XiangQi (Chinese Chess)
- Gardner Chess
- MiniChess4x4
- MiniChess4x5
- MicroChess
- Baby Chess
- Malett Chess
- Los Alamos
- Chess Attack
- Courier (Middle-Age Chess)
- Makruk (Thai Chess)
- Shako (10x10 board with elephants and cannons)
- Shatranj
- Raumschach (5x5x5)
- Glinski Chess (hexagonal)
- Brusky Chess (hexagonal)
- DeVasa Chess (hexagonal)
- McCooey Chess (hexagonal)
- Shafran (hexagonal)
- Modern circular Chess (on a round board)
- Byzantine Chess (on a round board, as played in the Xth century)
- 3D Chess (6x8x3)
- Cylinder Chess
- RollerBall (Chess on an unusual board)
- Chess960 (randomized start position)
- Metamachy (big board)
- Capablanca Chess
- Carrera Chess
- Gothic Chess
- Janus Chess
- Grand Chess
- Modern Chess
- Chancellor Chess
- Wildebeest Chess
- Smess (give it a try)
- Demi Chess (half a regular board)
- Romanchenko Chess
- Amazon Chess
- Duke of Rutland Chess
- Gustav III Chess
- Hyderabad Chess
- Kaiser Chess
- SultanGame Chess
- Reformed Courier Chess
- Tutti-Frutti Chess

What's New

Version 3.4.4

39 Chess variants have been added.
It is now possible to play against remote opponents, whether you are connected at the same time or not.
Full access to played games archives for analyze.

Ratings and Reviews

Little Buggy


Pretty good app for Jockly. I am using an iPhone 6 but I have a difficult time getting to my tables. It comes up quickly and crashes. I can follow an email link for my turn to a game without a problem. Wish this bug would be fixed.

Also when playing mini chess variants like "chess attack" the square colors do not change when you invert the view (say you are playing the black piece s). This is because a standard 8x8 chess board always has a black square to the players lower left but this is not the case in a 5x6 variant. It would be nice if this could be fixed.



Plays great, super fun game with tons of interesting variants, including Shatranj!!!!!!! Anyway, I would give it 5 stars, but the reading the descriptions and rules is a little buggy as you can't scroll down sometimes, and also the fact that they somehow forgot to put Tamerlane Chess in there. But hey, it's an awesome app, more than worth the nothing that you pay for it (which is also pretty awesome), and everyone should get it. But seriously guys, put Tamerlane Chess in the next update and you get 5 stars.

A couple bugs...


Great game for playing lots of variants, but a lot of the games' rules won't scroll on the iPhone, so you can't see them, which is obviously a problem.


52.2 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Jocly
In-App Purchases
  1. Remove ads $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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