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Are you tired of playing chess games that look like they were designed for a Commodore 64 instead of an iPad? We've got the antidote for you. Chess Free HD is the best looking chess game for the iPad, and best of all - it's free!

Chess Free HD supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.

Chess Free HD offers a host of exciting features, including:

* Great graphics and exciting sound effects
* Configurable player names and score tracking
* Outstanding AI engine with configurable difficulty level
* Board rotation for two player games
* Undo function
* Automatic save when you exit the application

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What’s New

Version 1.70

• Fixed issue which was causing piece movement animation to be choppy on iOS 11
• Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Slaytheday1 Echo ,

But not without flaws

This is a good game. It's clean, nice options. It's good for the player who wants to play against the computer while being able to control the difficulty level by way of a slide "switch". Flaw: Sometimes calls "check" when player is not in check. Still, recommended.

JuniorTurnip ,

LOVE IT! A few suggestions.

I consider myself I great chess player, and Ive been doing it since preschool. I love this game. The best chess player at my school became the greatest, and taught himself how to play by using this! I am very happy to have such a wonderful, simple app that gives you a classic chess game.
Suggestions: I would like to give a few suggestions. I was wondering if there could be a way to input rules in the game. (Touch it move it, no undo button, etc.) This is how we play in tournaments. I also would like to recommend to actually add tournament mode with tournament style rules. You could have five rounds, and a bunch of divisions like k-1, k-3, k-5, and k-12. This would help more chess players to practice for tournaments and just spend their time.
Like I said before, I am super pleased with this app. As a member of the school chess team, and one of the top ten players in my grade, I give this the stamp of approval. Thanks for making this excellent game!

Rally Guy ,


As one who is chess challenged and has made very little progress in the past several decades, this is a great learning tool. No need to embarrass myself in front of others or waste their time trying to teach me. Sometimes I think that I am improving and could take on a 9 or 10 year old instead of battling the 8 and under crowd.

The tune in the background is very relaxing and if it starts to bother you then just mute it. Love the "undo" button when a stupid mistake is made. The difficulty slide is nice to have if you keep losing and need to build the ego again. Game seems very realistic. About only improvement needed would be to depict it in 3D instead of flat.

I will never be good but at least nobody will know it and I can enjoy the game in my own way.


Optime Software LLC
71.9 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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