Chess is #1 popular game in the world. According to FIDE, about 600 million people play chess and it is the most widespread game on the planet.
"The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions..."
(Benjamin Franklin, scientist)
- HD graphics for iPhone 5 and the new iPad retina display
- 5 levels of difficulty
- hint option to find out the best next move
- play either white or black
- play against the computer or a friend
- 2D and 3D themes for chess pieces
- unlimited ability to undo moves
- AI quick response time
- time control (5, 15, 30 or 60 minutes)
- animated moves
- highlight legal moves
- easy to use interface design
- ability to go back to any previous position in the game
- auto-save when exit or phone ring
- view captured pieces
- full game history with chess notation
- change the appearance of the board
- ability to listen music in background
Play one of the oldest and most enjoyable games in the world!
Fixed bug with crashing on iOS 11.
Ratings and Reviews
Question to Tech support
Occasionally I get into a scenario when playing against the computer. The computer prevents me from making a different move, by repeatedly making the same move, over and over and over, into infinity! This usually happens as I am about to get the upper hand in the game. The computer has alternative moves available, but gets stuck on repeat! I'm either forced to make an inferior move that the computer likes, putting me at a disadvantage, or start another game. Is this legal? Is there a maximum number of times that a identical move can be made by both players? Please explain this phenomenon, or fix it!
Problem 2, this App constantly trying to sell me Checkers. Please stop this. I don't want to purchase Checkers!
Quiz is no logically accurate
In almost any case scenario presented by the quiz mode, check can be done upon the player’s king. For that matter, it is not possible to logically win in a two move strategy. If I do a first move, computer can check my king. Then, I have to bring my king to safety, and lose my two move chance. Secondly, To win in a two move sequence, I have to guess accurately. what is the next move the computer will do? This is often enough a random move. That means I have a random, and not a logical chance to win. Accuracy is premium when playing chess. Quizzes do not present an accurate scenario to win in a two move strategy. The app also charge money to give you fixed clues. It is a scam.
Not great. Not bad. Needs ....
.... a few tweaks: 1) the undo function should not go back two moves, but just one; 2) there should be a re-do function; 3) the volume should adjust with the device volume selector (rather than only on/off); 4) the piece movement should be faster; 5) the computer should stop the game at stalemate. That said, the graphics are nice. However, and this is a bigger fix, the AI is very predictable and plays essentially the same game all the time, even on “Hard.” Def needs some work there. With all that, this is very good ... for beginners and novices.
- DORALOGIC LTD
- 66.6 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © DoraLogic Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- 10 hints $0.99
- 45 hints $3.99
- 200 hints $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.