SparkChess is the only chess game that puts fun first. With a choice of boards, computer opponents and online play, it delivers a first-class game of 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 SparkChess 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!

* Practice chess against the computer or challenge your friends in multiplayer.
* 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.
* Use Coach Mode to have the computer explain, in plain language, why a move was good or bad.
* Learn chess with 20 lessons and 70 puzzles.
* Track your multiplayer progress with statistics.
* Save and replay your games.
* Import/Export games in PGN format.
* Edit the board.
* Chat in multiplayer.
* Watch and comment live multiplayer games.
* Large and friendly community of chess lovers from around the world.

Chess is once again fun to play in SparkChess.

“Your chess board and pieces are the best by far (compared to any other program, including Fritz 12).”

“SparkChess is a superbly presented and polished program. I think you have achieved your aim of making chess fun, accessible and entertaining for a wide audience.”

“I love the game and play it regularly - great work on the game”

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

What’s New

Version 14.0.0

- Customizable AI strength with Alyx.
- Local multiplayer mode.
- Improved chess engine.
- More learning tools.
- Time control for teams.
- Board improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

EN500 ,


I loved playing SparkChess on the browser version. This is one of the first Apps I installed on my iPad. I recommend it to the students that I teach. I had a problem with an older version, but it was fixed. This is one of my favorite chess apps. It has a ton of features.

Developer Response ,

I'm sorry about that issue. It was fixed two years ago. I'd love if you could try SparkChess again and revise your rating. A 5-star rating helps us keep the development going!



I’ve uninstalled the app several times to get it to allow me to purchase new pieces from the store. For some reason it won’t respond to purchasing...

cuban reader ,

Great App

Enjoyable game play it everyday

App Privacy

The developer, Media Division SRL, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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