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Half-chess (or mini-chess) is just like chess but played on a smaller board.

This is a game for casual chess players and is strategically much easier than regular chess. It can be used for developing skills like — deep thinking, playing blind chess or just as a simple, quick workout for your mind.


* Play against the computer in beginners and advanced mode.
* Play against a human opponent by inviting them to a match.
* Play two-person games on the same device.


“In order to improve your game, you must study the end-game before anything else…..” — Capablanca. With a smaller board and some new chess pieces, Half-chess aims to be the superfast version of chess, with exciting end games.  — YourStory (a popular Indian startup magazine)


When you play against the computer, the first stage is hard but it gets easier onwards the second stage. You can become part of an exclusive community by crossing at least one stage in Half-chess.


Half-chess feels fast like Bulletchess game. On an average, most games last between one to three minutes. This is a game for speed lovers.


Initially, experienced players can find Halfchess much simpler. But Halfchess has a new chess piece - "the Crab". It has no known theory and can throw the best chess players off guard. It moves zig-zag, only forward and jumps over friendly pawns or crabs.

If you want to play with crabs against the computer, you will have to buy the advanced mode. However, inviting a friend for a chess duel is free.


Half-chess looks great on mobile screens. If you like big chess boards, you would love Half-chess.


This is a wild game, exercise caution and watch your fingers quiver at the end.

What's New

Version 1.9.1

The release 1.9 keeps a score of chess games played between two friends.
Now you can compete over several matches.

Ratings and Reviews

Enjoyable and quick

WuChi Man

I love chess, but almost never have time to play a full game. This little app fills a huge hole. It has much of the character of chess, but you can play it on a tiny fraction of the time.

It would be five stars if it gave you the option to set the level of play and select the pieces to use.


naval saini
8.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock Full Version $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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