Chess Playground 17+

Expand your Chess Horizons

Queenside Games Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 214 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Chess Playground
Expand Your Chess Horizons

Looking for a thrilling new experience to breathe some fresh air into your chess games? Look no further than trying out new variants of the game! With a wide range of exciting and challenging variations available alongside regular chess, you're bound to find something that will ignite your passion for strategizing and outsmarting your opponents. Whether you're looking for faster-paced games or want to test your skills in unconventional settings, new variants of chess will provide endless hours of fun and excitement. So, what are you waiting for? Embrace the thrill of the unknown and discover new ways of playing chess that you'll love!

By offering traditional chess and exciting new variants - you get the best of both worlds. Here, you can compete in the most played chess formats of Bullet, Blitz and Rapid chess. But when you want to take it up a notch and use your chess skills in new ways, look no further. We have intense and innovative ways to express your chess.

· Looking for adrenaline-pumping game play with more at stake? We have it.

· Want to actually be in charge of where your pieces go at the start - like a real army General? We have that too.

· Want to combine gamesmanship, bluffing, and devious techniques to outfox your opponent? You've got it

It's time to rip up the rule book, explore the chess universe and expand your chess horizons.


Bullet: Regular chess of 3 minutes or less for each player to make all of their moves

Blitz: Regular chess of between 3 and 10 minutes for each player to make all of their moves

Rapid: Regular chess with between 10 minutes and 30 minutes for each player to make all of their moves


3 phases of intense gameplay that require clear thinking, cunning and ice cool calculation.
In the initial card phase, you'll need street smarts to bluff, bully and outfox your opponent. In phase 2, it's time to place your pieces on the board and just like in a real battle, you decide where your forces go! Strategically, place them on the board to protect your King but also be ready to strike your opponent. Finally, when all the pieces are in position, it's pure chess. Whoever wins the chess phase, wins the Pot.

Hijack: Go all-in from the start with this super-sly, super-fast chess format. Buy special privileges to tilt the game in your favor: swap hands: switch cards, spy on your opponent's hand and freeze the timer. This is all or nothing, dirty tricks chess.

Robot Battle: Pit your wits against an army of ruthless, chess playing robots. Each Robot defends a city on the World Chessino Tour. Beat each Robot 4 times to unlock the city and win its avatar. Unlock all 7 cities to claim the precious robot chess set.

o BRAND NEW COLLECTABLES - There's a shiny new shop and a brand new vault to store your medals, avatars and themes. New custom styles are available for the first time! Unlock board themes, new piece sets, card backs and so much more!

o PLAY YOUR CHESS FRIENDS - Connect and play with friends. Introduce them to fabulous
variants and see who's the boss when it's a whole new chess game.

o GLOBAL LEADERBOARDS - ELO points and medals show how you rank against tens of thousands of players worldwide. Enter the Hall of Fame by winning a platinum medal in every format.







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CHESS PLAYGROUND™ is intended for an adult audience. It does not offer any real money gambling but is F2P (free-to-play). However, there are in-app purchases available for additional content.

What’s New

Version 1.0.29

- Opponent castling bug fixed

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
214 Ratings

214 Ratings

Lol38524880$369 ,

Good game that could be great

Fantastic idea, almost perfectly implemented. Very fun and well designed. Both chess and poker skills matter, which I didn’t expect. I have two qualms. First, there is a lot of downtime between hands. The game makes a big deal of telling you what happened in the previous hand, then takes a couple seconds to bet and a couple seconds to deal. This creates an unnecessary lag between hands, and slows the game down. Second, I think that opening antes rise too quickly and without enough warning. I have won/lost many games where one player is dealt bad cards four-five times in a row, folds each time, and then just loses the game. Given the amount of variance in poker, I think that number should be a bit higher. Besides these small issues, it’s a great game that any fan of chess or poker should try.

Tittsy80085 ,

Great game, but it feels weird playing it

I really like the idea of this game, I also enjoy playing it. However, base on my experience on being mediocre at playing chess and having usually bad luck at poker, I really think the players here are either really bad at chess and poker, or they are just bots. This is because of their odd behaviour such as never raising bets even when having queen and players playing such similar moves in placement phase. Only handful of players actually great at chess and they are usually just play at 2000 chips range

Cuggyihlisdlcjhkuysdufkyseh ,

Why couldn’t the app be better?

This is a bad app. I have barely ever gotten through a full match without a glitch, usually forcing me to quit the app and restart. The other people’s complaints about the rake size and leaderboards are also totally valid and super annoying.

The concept is just about the most fun game idea I’ve played. It frustrates the hell out of me that this hasn’t caught on more, because if I could play this game with an app that people would actually want to use, I would be incredibly happy. Getting reviews from Hikaru and Eric Rosen is great, but I think with a functional app this could really take off, and I hope it does sometime in the future.

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