Really Bad Chess is just like chess, but with totally random pieces. Try 8 Knights, 4 Bishops, and 3 pawns — why not?

As heard on NPR's Weekend Edition

5 out of 5 Stars "An essential puzzle experience for anyone even remotely interested in strategy games" - TouchArcade

Whether you play chess daily, or quit just after learning the rules, this small twist will open the door to an entire new world of chess.

The free version of Really Bad Chess lets you compete vs. an AI in Ranked, Daily, or Weekly Challenges. Improve your skills using the included Freeplay mode. A single in-app purchase unlocks Versus Mode so you can compete against your friends locally! It also removes ads, displays captured pieces, and adds soothing alternate color-palettes to choose from.


"Makes chess fun even if you’re really bad" - The Verge

"Feels more modern than chess has ever felt" - Applenapps

"Really Bad Chess takes a really bad idea and somehow manages to make it a lot of fun." - Pocket Gamer

"Really good fun" - MacLife

Chess is one of those games I always wished I enjoyed, but its commitment to beauty, elegance, and perfect balance always turned me away. Really Bad Chess removes these boring restrictions and flips chess on its head.

As much as random pieces change the game in some ways, I was really surprised to notice how much the game remains the same, and how powerful some pieces are — you've never truly struggled against a pawn until you've struggled against a pawn in the back row.

For chess pros, Really Bad Chess will give you a new type of challenge — the pieces & the moves are the same, but you'll have to throw out your openings and your understanding of normal patterns of play.

For novice chess players (like most of us), Really Bad Chess greatly opens up the game. Instead of starting by studying openings, in your first games you'll get to discover the joy (and challenge!) of learning how to checkmate.

I hope you have as much fun with Really Bad Chess as much as I did making it.



Versione 1.3.1

- fixed bug where app forgot you purchased requiring constant restore purchases
- fixed bug where taken pieces weren't properly laid out in 1v1 on iPhone X and XS Max

Valutazioni e recensioni

3.9 su 5
32 valutazioni

32 valutazioni

Marts~ ,


Idea originale ma il gioco è da migliorare. Non riconosce infatti situazioni di parità (ad esempio quando ad entrambi i giocatori non resta che il re) e spesso ci si trova in una situazione di stallo, in quanto il computer continua a fare le stesse due mosse finché il giocatore non si arrende. Queste situazioni sono davvero fastidiose.

612f ,

Love it

Originale rivisitazione del gioco degli scacchi. Va benissimo sia per principianti come me sia per giocatori più esperti. Ottimo passatempo. Assolutamente consigliato.

Carlotta🐢 ,


Divertente per chi, come me, è principiante, ti permette di uscire dagli schemi e pensare senza condizionamenti: ottimo allenamento.
L’app è ben strutturata, semplice e intuitiva, grafica minimale (che apprezzo molto) e funziona senza intoppi
Well done!


90 MB

Richiede iOS 7.0 o versioni successive. Compatibile con iPhone, iPad e iPod touch.



Classificazione: 4+
© Zach Gage, 2016
Acquisti in-app
  1. Full Game Unlock 3,49 €
  2. 100 Undos 1,09 €


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