Free online chess - Invite your friends or play against anyone in the world.
Chess Time is a full featured online correspondence chess app allowing a player up to multiple days to make a move. Create and play multiple at length chess games.
Chess Time features:
A global audience of real chess players.
Invite friends to play online games.
Play chess against friends that have other mobile devices.
Multiple Chess sets and themes.
Play un-rated games to train without affecting your score.
Auto-calculated ELO chess rating.
Export completed games as PGN.
Chess Time will send a notification for each move and a reminder for you to move. We recommend enabling notifications.
-- SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE ---
PREMIUM Membership Subscription Options:
- Monthly Premium Subscription
- Yearly Premium Subscription
Premium Membership features:
* No Ads
* 75 Simultaneous Active Games — Additional 25!
* Compete with Premium Members
* Exclusive Premium Leaderboard Flair
* Daily PGN Emails — Completed game PGNs are emailed daily! Perfect for players studying their games.
— TERMS & DETAILS —
Chess Time Premium features are only guaranteed on up-to-date iOS devices.
Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
Account will be charged the same amount for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.
You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase.
Any unused portion of a Free Trial, if offered, is forfeited when you buy a subscription.
Prices may vary by location.
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Ratings and Reviews
Still my favorite chess app, but switching out the words in the bottom menu for tiny icons isn’t actually an improvement. There is plenty of room for the words, and they’re a little bit easier to use.
I have enjoyed Chess Time for several years, and love it. I have played with all kinds of players from all over the world, enjoyed good conversations in the chat section, and have been challenged by both strong and weaker players. I highly recommend this.
One of the great features that was added a little while ago was the ability to undo a move. I have been in the middle of a couple of great games where either my opponent or I made a stupid move. Rather than resign, in some cases it is great to be able to take a move back and continue playing. I have also use this feature with weaker players who were interested in improving. We walk through a few moves, and then we take them back and try another line. It’s great.
The developers are great about taking suggestions and making improvements as well.
Superb Chess Experience
Having been a gamer since the early 1980’s I’ve played on a wide variety of platforms. I’ve been playing chess for a few decades now and always wanted the ability to not only play with fellow chess enthusiasts, but with people from around the world.
Chess time delivers on many different levels with regard to user interface, in game customization adjustments, and interacting with chess players globally.
This app allows you personal investment into each and every game as you can chose to play rated games which can increase or decrease your player rating which really adds depth to the experience of playing online. Additionally, you can invite all your friends who enjoy chess to this app and play on a mobile device throughout the day, making downtime much more exciting as you can access active games and talk smack to your opponents.
This is the best chess app on mobile devices period.
Excellent app, but could use improvements
Great app! So good, I feel compelled to suggest improvements.
The main feature I use is the Analyze feature, which is two clicks, not one, from the main playing screen. I rarely use Moves, which is one click. Switch them!
More importantly, when I do use Moves, usually during a postmortem, but also occasionally during games, there's no way to put an intermediate position automatically into Analyze so that I can easily experiment with what-would-have-happened-if. The small amount of programming needed to transfer positions from Moves to Analyze would really enhance the app.
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- Haptic Apps LLC
- 36.9 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Haptic Apps LLC
- In-App Purchases
- IOS Chess Time Pro $4.99
- Chess Time Premium $1.99
- Chess Time Premium - Annual $17.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.