En Passant is a light, clean and quite delightful chess game specifically designed to feel right at home on your gorgeous device. It offers a unique analyze mode, chess notations, themes, mood sharing, friendly sounds and stylish design.

The most recent release of En Passant introduces many great enhancements, improving what was already a very handsome chess game. If you are looking for a chess game that both looks and sounds great while matching the light and clean style of iOS 7 - then this game might be exactly what you are looking for.

Play chess against your friends using Game Center or play locally using the same device! En Passant brings you chess in a clean and attractive way.

> Designed for iOS 7
En Passant now supports Game Center reminders for all devices running iOS 7 and newer (while staying compatible with iOS 6.1). Each chess piece has been tweaked and perfected for each screen size and resolution.

> iCloud syncing of prefs
Your game preferences for using Game Center and sleep timer is now synced between devices.

> Scoreboard
Now you can keep track of the number of games won, lost or tied against your friends. These tallies can be reset or hidden whenever you want or need. To sync the scoreboard between your devices, you'll need to setup iCloud.

> Delight in the details!
Examine the board from the menu, swipe to see all captured pieces, quickly review the previous movements of your opponent. Small details like these make En Passant a joy to use.

> Analyze all positions!
What would be the consequence of moving my queen? Analyze all the different possibilities before submitting your move. Analyzing the board will save you from making painful blunders.

By buying the pro features you can enjoy even more chess-fun:

> Share your mood when submitting your move.

> Navigate your chess game via full chess notation

> Have more than two simultaneous games running

> Pick your favorite color theme; four are available, one made for dark environments.

Developed by Team Pinchberg, consisting of Hans Pinckaers and Johan Basberg.

What's New

Version 2.0

Thanks for all your feedback! We appreciate it and worked very hard to make this a delightful release. We? Yes! There is an extra dev on the team, a warm welcome to the fabulous Johan Basberg.

If you like En Passant, please rate it in iTunes every time an update comes out. Thanks for playing!

What we added:
+ Mood Sharing:
Attach an emoji with every move, finally express your hatred or joy about a certain move!
+ Reminders:
Is your opponent not moving? Remind her to play, every 12 hours if needed!
+ Added Scoreboard:
You can now keep track who won the most games
+ Share your game:
Share a screenshot or all the moves in chess notation.
+ Added "Victory" / "You lost" / "Draw" graphics and sounds.
Finally winning a chess game is as satisfactory as it should be.
+ Auto-analyze:
Start analyzing by dragging a piece of your opponent (or your own out-of-turn).
+ New alternative local game-mode on the iPad:
Instead of rotating the pieces, the pieces of the opponent will be permanently 180° turned.

= Brand new King and Queen: many didn't like the previous design, so we fixed it. No more confusion!
= Improved Game Center reliability
= Improved readability with a new typeface (Dosis).

= Lots of other bug-fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings


This is easily my favorite chess app. I've tried just about everything the App Store has to offer- in my opinion this is the most attractive in design. The audio is superb too. My only challenge has been finding someone ready to play through a whole game in one sitting. I like the ability we have with these games to play through a game over the course of several days, but sometimes I just want to sit down and play an entire game, start to finish. For this reason, I would love to have a single player option. If that were available, this would be the only chess app on my iPad.

Travis Stinar

Multiplayer only. Limited notifications.

Multiplayer only through Game Center and pass & play. Does not allow for single player. I have only been able to receive banners and notices in Notification Center that my opponent has played. Notification bubbles would be great. Otherwise, great app with clean interface. The font used is a bit fancy.


Best multiplayer Chess for iOS

Most chess games on App Store are filled with ad-ware and silly graphics and gimmicks. This is simple chess. Great design. Hope the developers continue to update it for new devices and iOS upgrades. And free/$0.99 is silly cheap.

Would also be super fun to have a Mac version that could have multiple games open.


Hans Pinckaers
5.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Hans Pinckaers
In-App Purchases
  1. Buy Premium $0.99


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

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

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