Pure Chess puts other games in checkmate! Are you a Grandmaster in the making?

"The game combines superb production values, excellent AI and a robust multiplayer experience and amazingly, DLC chess sets that look so good I actually paid for them" Digitally Downloaded

"Pure chess is the best looking chess game to ever hit iPhone and iPad. Get ready to be blown away by the games visuals" Play Buzz

Experience one of the oldest known boardgames on the advanced technology of today. With ultra-realistic and unparalleled beautiful visuals you can almost reach out and touch the pieces. Created under the watchful eye of a fully-fledged Grandmaster; Pure Chess allows players to experience the traditional game like never before, showcasing gorgeous environments and unbelievably stunning chess sets.

You can now play Pure Chess cross-platform with your friends!

Learn the basics through step-by-step tutorials or challenge yourself to tournaments, with full control of skill level depending on how challenged you wish to be.  An art, a science, a social engagement, a means for a challenge – whether you’re a beginner, an avid player or an ultimate Grandmaster, it’s time to experience one of the oldest board games known to man, brought to life on the modern technology of today!

Pure Chess is a game that can be played by everyone, at any age, but mastered by only a few. The question is... Are you a Grandmaster in the making? Your move!

Pure Chess is currently best played on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 upwards.

What's New

Version 1.4

Fixed DLC download issues.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

111 Ratings

111 Ratings


Mr. Church 8/12

I'm by no means a chess master, so it's hard for me to beat a CPU opponent. This game has a monkey difficulty level, and it's perfect for those who have just started learning, or have no time to master the game. If you are like me, you can get beat by the CPU all the time, you get discouraged and quit. So, you never really get a chance to learn. I've been winning a lot lately, so now I'm actually learning. Yes, I'm on monkey difficulty ;) but I'm learning. This is a perfect app for beginners.

Updated - Beautiful Chess App


This chess app features gorgeous 3D graphics and smooth game play. The app has been updated, fixing the issue about pieces not downloading. It works great now, so I went ahead and purchased the whole package. This is a wonderful, full-featured chess app. Thus far I've only played at the "monkey" and "novice" levels, which are, of course, very easy, so I can't yet comment on the computer's intelligence. In any event, this is just what I was looking for in a chess app. My favorite so far.

Beautiful App


This is a very beautiful cheers app. I really enjoyed playing every day, the music is very nice and the graphics are outstanding. The only problem comes when you use tall pieces to play with... the standard camera angle view cut the top of all the main pieces on the opponent side, making it difficult to distinguish the king from the queen or the rook from the bishop, this happens mainly when you choose a set with tall pieces


Ripstone Ltd
262.9 MB
Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Ripstone Ltd.
In-App Purchases


  • Family Sharing

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

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