Chessplode 4+

Checkmate even if you're bad

Juan Manuel Altamirano Argudo

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 537 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Chessplode is modern chess for everyone, it makes chess fun even if you're bad ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, one simply move... can change all game.

Chessplode is pretty much like chess with a really BIG twist...
- CAPTURE a piece and everything in the same LINE and COLUMN will EXPLODE...
- But if a KING is in that LINE or COLUMN it will be a really *boring* chess capture (no explosions)

This rule is pretty tricky, in regular chess you need to defend your KING, but in Chessplode it can save your pieces.
Remember, you can't capture some pieces because you could get check.
Sometimes you will checkmate capturing a piece that explodes.
And other you will be afraid of having several pieces in the same line or column...(POP!)

-- FRIENDS (Who love chess) REVIEW --
They find Chessplode a great challenge and love how they need to change the old way of thinking even if they are winning... a bad move and they will run out of pieces.

-- FRIENDS (Who *meh* chess) REVIEW --
Chess + Explosions... you got my attention. Some of these friends were casual chess players and others didn't really feel the attraction for chess. Both find Chessplode a really fun game. When they were playing regular chess they were not good, now they are the kings of the hill.

* Realtime chess battles multiplayer with people around the world.
* In multiplayer you can send an emoji (to express your feelings) with every move you submit. Instant fun!
* Play Levels created for other players, you can find really madness here, but you can undo your move... everyone can make a mistake.
* Create your own custom Level and submit it to everyone can play it. Challenge the world!
* Try local multiplayer battles with friends in the same device. Head to head!
* Practice playing versus Ziri.
* A lot of different color themes, play day and night with your favourite colors.

Thank you for playing "Chessplode"! I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it ;)

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What’s New

Version 2.2

- Better performance
- Other fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
537 Ratings

537 Ratings

Anonymous 3936 ,

Good concept but some problems

I really like the game, it’s very fun and strategic. But the kings are very annoying both on the enemy side, I keep getting stuck in the scenario where a king is the last one on the enemy side of the board but it will keep moving out of the way and some times if I manage to get close the king kills me, even though my king cannot destroy pieces. It took me a full one and a half hour to beat level two. This is still an overall great game, good for road trips and days at home. Also I wanted to pitch the idea of a local multiplayer game mode where you can play against a friend only using one device. Another idea had was themed boards, like boards but with different color pallets, such as original chess, neon, disco, etc.

Developer Response ,

I just updated the game to version 1.9. It now has 5 levels of difficulty adding big changes 👍

Wasson8r ,

Updated: Excellent and Responsive

This game has all the makings of a great game, and thanks to developer response to feedback, it has become a personal favorite.

The spin on traditional chess is a good one, requiring the player to rethink every move based on the potentially explosive outcome.

The UX design is clean and crisp and the UI is intuitive.

Two of my three big problems which led me to review this game at 4 stars initially and eventually led to frustration and a 2-star review have been fixed!

First, the developer has included more basic puzzles in the update. The new puzzles are creative and give new life and challenge to the game.

Second, the AI was flawed. In a previous release, the AI would think about moves forever. The developer has stated that this issue has been fixed and I have not run into it yet since.

Finally, the developer has not yet filtered user-created content to remove overly-similar puzzles, but says that this is in the works.

This game started out with potential to be a truly great strategy puzzle game, and with this update it has become one of my favorite apps. Good work and thanks for listening to feedback!

Developer Response ,

Hi Wasson8r,

Thanks for your feedback! I just updated Chessplode fixing some bugs, please, let me know if everything is ok. I read your previous review (great review, thanks) and I added 30 new Basic Levels, I’m working in some way to avoid uploading similar levels, thanks for your review and warning me about the bug, you can contact me via mail

_Fire05_ ,

Good Game!

Like the concept, but I feel like the AI is extremely hard to beat. I don’t know if I am just bad (XD) or just the AI needs to be able to be toned down. But this does make it ragingly fun game.

I would like, like others a normal chess mode, (both for my self esteem :P and ) cause this seems to be more polished than other chess apps. Also add in other chess moves other than castling such as empesant (idk how to spell it - the one where a pawn can kill another pawn next to it in the middle lanes - may be a bit different to chessplode but it’s kinda annoying this function isn’t in the game)

Overall I like the ability to create and play levels. I like how you can decimate your enemy’s forces with a single semi-planned move. Gooooood Game :D

Developer Response ,

Hi _Fire05_,

Thanks a lot for your feedback! Ziri drives me crazy sometimes too (XD), I'm thinking about include some settings to manage the IA, meanwhile I have finished an update (1.2) with a new section for basic levels and more things, it'll be available really soon.

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