Chess42 - Chess for iMessage 4+

Handheld Designer, LLC

    • $0.99
    • Only for iMessage



Chess, For Two. Play chess with a friend, right in iMessage on your iPhone or iPad. No setup, no account, no sign-on, no ads. One tap and you're playing.


‣ Challenge a friend to a new game, right from an existing conversation.
‣ Play without leaving iMessage.
‣ Continue your conversation between each move. Send messages, emoji, and stickers. Talk smack!
‣ Chess42 highlights legal moves for each piece, helping beginner players.
‣ VoiceOver support to assist vision-impaired players.
‣ Fast, easy and fun.
‣ No signup, no setup, no ads, no additional purchases required.
‣ Both iPhone and iPad supported with same download. Buy once and play on all of your devices.

Start playing chess with your friends today!

What’s New

Version 1.9

‣ Improved chess piece design on iOS 12.1 and later.

Ratings and Reviews

1.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Nonusimran ,

Sometimes game just disappears.

It has happened for at least 4-5 times now. I make a move the other person doesn't see the game at all.
We both are on latest version.

Bryce Neal ,

Requires 2 purchases

Be aware that your friend also needs to purchase this app for it to work! This should really be clearly laid out upfront. I’m going to ask for a refund as a result.

big bob dylan ,

Don’t get tricked by Face ID purchasing.

A sneaky get you for a dollar app. Smh and had time to find to cancel subscription. We will see how this plays out. Smh

Developer Response ,

Hi, Bob. Sorry you didn't have a great experience purchasing Chess42.

Chess42 doesn't require (or offer) a subscription to use the app; it's a one-time purchase. However, if you're unhappy with your purchase, please contact Apple for a refund as described here:

Best regards.

App Privacy

The developer, Handheld Designer, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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