Do you want to experience all the thrill of conquering your opponents at chess without the boring bits? 

Download now for 350 free brainteasing chess puzzles (with more every day) that start you off 1, 2, or 3 moves away from checkmate. From there, it's up to you to figure out the moves necessary to claim victory!

- 350 fun, challenging, and addicting checkmate chess puzzles with more chess puzzles added daily
- Achievements that encourage smart play and unique strategies
- Hints and solutions so you'll never be completely stuck
- Highlights for checkmating pieces to eliminate end of game confusion
- A random mode that challenges you to solve the chess puzzles without knowing how many moves you are from checkmate
- Play games locally with friends or challenge yourself against a custom AI unique to this app
- Optional introduction to chess tutorial to help you learn all the rules of chess in no time

Whether you've never played chess before, you're starting out as a beginner, or you’re a grizzled veteran of the white and black, you’ll bring kings crashing down. Not only are the puzzles great fun, but they will help you develop an intuitive reflex for recognizing checkmate opportunities and exploiting them. With puzzles distributed across the opening, middlegame, and endgame, you'll be sure to improve every part of your chess game.

All the chess problems in the game come from real chess games, so you know what you're learning is practical. Each puzzle is hand-picked to build off previous puzzles and push your skills. You can even hone your skills further against a custom AI that you won't find anywhere else.

Get started now to challenge your brain and jumpstart your skills with loads of great checkmate chess puzzles!

What’s New

Version 2.5

- Improved AI speed
- Fewer ads

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Seanmcclureky ,

Finally. This is a blessing.

This is a simple, straight to the point chess app. The puzzles are many and it has a classic mode. Get it now. Trust me.

Lowery150 ,

Tons of puzzles

But most of the puzzles are mate in 1, and super easy
Was kind of hoping for more puzzles as well as more of the more difficult ones
Mate in 1 has the most
Mate in 2 has half that
And mate in 3 has half of even that
Definitely crossing my fingers for an update adding some mate in 4/5 as well as expanding on the current list

In any case, I haven’t played in years and this feels like a decent way to sharpen up

the queen reigns ,

Chess puzzles

I love these puzzles...they are so much fun and addicting, challenging too..I’m learning chess and I love these chess puzzles...five stars!!!!!! Fabulous and fantastic!!!!


Tangled Reality Studios LLC
56 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. All Puzzles $1.99
  2. All Levels + Remove Ads $1.99
  3. Remove Ads $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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