Chess is #1 popular game in the world. According to FIDE, about 600 million people play chess and it is the most widespread game on the planet.
"The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions..."
(Benjamin Franklin, scientist)
- HD graphics for iPhone 5 and the new iPad retina display
- 5 levels of difficulty
- hint option to find out the best next move
- play either white or black
- play against the computer or a friend
- 2D and 3D themes for chess pieces
- unlimited ability to undo moves
- AI quick response time
- time control (5, 15, 30 or 60 minutes)
- animated moves
- highlight legal moves
- easy to use interface design
- ability to go back to any previous position in the game
- auto-save when exit or phone ring
- view captured pieces
- full game history with chess notation
- change the appearance of the board
- ability to listen music in background
Play one of the oldest and most enjoyable games in the world!
Fixed bug with crashing on iOS 11.
Ratings and Reviews
This game cheats during stalemates
It just did it again! It had the upper hand and I had 4 back and forth moves (8 total moves) with no stalemate. Then I was able to corner 2 of its 4 remaining pieces, corner it’s king in the corner and it tried to block with its last remaining rook. I took the rook and it immediately declared a stalemate! There were NO repetitive moves during the last 40 moves of the game and I was ONE MOVE from forcing Checkmate with its only remaining piece, it’s king. This game cheats!
If this game has me on the run and there’s only a few pieces left, I have actually made over FIFTY back and forth moves and it NEVER calls or allows for a stalemate to be declared.
However, if I have the computer on the run, if the computer is down to 1 or 2 pieces left, after just a few moves, sometimes 3 TOTAL moves (mine and the computer totaled) in any direction, it declares a stalemate. Those moves normally aren’t repetitive moves like a real stalemate should be.
On numerous occasions, I’ve had the upper hand and have been moving to box in or row compress the computer’s king into checkmate when the computer calls a stalemate even though there have been zero repetitive movements. (This has been happening with the difficulty setting at normal.)
In other words, this game cheats when it’s losing. The developer of this app needs to fix this issue.
Question to Tech support
Occasionally I get into a scenario when playing against the computer. The computer prevents me from making a different move, by repeatedly making the same move, over and over and over, into infinity! This usually happens as I am about to get the upper hand in the game. The computer has alternative moves available, but gets stuck on repeat! I'm either forced to make an inferior move that the computer likes, putting me at a disadvantage, or start another game. Is this legal? Is there a maximum number of times that a identical move can be made by both players? Please explain this phenomenon, or fix it!
Problem 2, this App constantly trying to sell me Checkers. Please stop this. I don't want to purchase Checkers!
The App refuses to loose gracefully
The App chooses its moves based on the probability of success. If it determines that it can not win, the App will attempt to put you in a revolving door of “check” positions or move for a stalemate. I can understand the stalemate as in a tournament, a stalemate at least allows for each player to receive a point. At least in the tournaments I have played in. However, having the App move it’s pieces continuously back and forth without being able to win, is pointless. It just makes the game go on and on unending. I’m not Mathew Broderick and this isn’t a game of Global ThermoNuclear War. There shouldn’t be a no win situation or at least a no stalemate situation. The App needs to be programmed to lose as much as it is programmed to win. If the pieces the App has to use can not put the player into checkmate, the App should not be able to continually put the player into “check” basically forcing a new game to be started.
- DORALOGIC LTD
- 66.6 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © DoraLogic Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- 10 hints $0.99
- 45 hints $3.99
- 200 hints $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.