SparkChess is the only chess game on iPad that puts fun first. With a choice of boards, computer opponents and online play it delivers a first-class game of touchscreen chess that’s as accessible to experts as it is to novices, kids and anyone else who wants to discover how enjoyable this ancient strategy board game really is.


Too many chess games are impossible for anyone but the experts and masters to win. The real test of a truly intelligent chess game isn’t how hard it is to beat, but how able it is to accommodate players of all skill levels. It’s here that the award-winning SparkChess excels.

If you’re brand new to the checkerboard, you’re looking to improve your game, you want to teach your kids to play, or you’re ready to progress to the next challenging level, everyone can find the perfect balance in SparkChess.

Complete with online play and a child-safe chat system, you can also import and export of your SmartChess game using the standardized FEN system that allows you to recreate any board configuration to continue your game elsewhere; even using a physical chess set!

* Choose from different boards: 2D, 3D and a stunning fantasy chess set.
* A simple user interface that makes games easy to set up and play.
* Choose from different computer opponents depending on your level.
* Play casual, fast or expert games to fit your needs.
* The only chess game designed to appeal to beginners and experts alike.
* Post your high scores on Facebook.
* Over 400,000 weekly users to play against.
* Learn to play, even if you’ve never seen a chessboard before.
* More than 50,000 Facebook fans, and growing.
* Large and friendly community of chess lovers from around the world.

Chess is once again fun to play in SparkChess.

“I've played and bought about every chess app there is… this has the best 3D controls and look I’ve seen.”

“Excellent Chess game for the beginner… it is a great game and very forgiving and fun to play with.”

“SparkChess provides deep, intelligent gameplay… [Its] multiplayer offerings are just as impressive.” ~, app of the week.

What's New

Version 10.9.0

Minor bug fixes

Customer Reviews



The last update caused the 50 move rule to now be only 25 moves before a draw is declared. Useless for setting up endgame positions. I contacted support and got no response. I will be attempting to downgrade the app to the previous version. Disappointing.

Great learning tool for kids!


This is a great tool for kids to learn chess, especially with the visual aids teaching you various options to move. For those that are learning to play there is no better chess app in the App Store. The visual cues for how each piece moves is really without parallel. We started playing the app through a free download on the pc through chrome and really liked the way this taught our kids how to play.

Timing is pointless


This is an excellent app if you want to play with others online. However, they totally destroyed the entertainment value of chess by imposing a timer which does not allow you to think your next moves. One minute per move is just not enough, and there isn't a way to pause the game once you start. Those are terrible oversights. I feel like I paid for a game with a very bad flaw. Why have a timer at all is ridiculous. I would be more than happy to pay extra to remove the timer, but that's not even an option.


Media Division SRL
37.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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