Halfchess is brainy and fast; and also has a blind mode to super strengthen your memory. It is just like chess but played on a smaller board.
If you are advanced chess with an ELO score between 1200-1500, you can play this game in blind mode. Pieces disappear and become dots for five moves in a row. This is going to be an interesting memory exercise.
This is a game for the speed lovers and the quick thinkers. It can be used for developing skills like — deep thinking or just getting a quick HIIT-workout for your mind. On an average, most games last between 3-5 minutes.
* Play against a human opponent online.
* Play against the computer in beginners and advanced mode.
* Play against the computer in blind mode.
* Play two player games on the same device.
Halfchess has a new chess piece - "the Crab". It has no known theory and can throw the best chess players off guard. It moves zig-zag, only forward and jumps over friendly pawns or crabs.
If you want to play with crabs against the computer, you will have to buy the advanced mode. However, inviting a friend for a chess duel is free.
Halfchess looks great on mobile screens. If you like big chess boards, you would love Halfchess.
— THE PRESS
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“In order to improve your game, you must study the end-game before anything else…..” — Capablanca. With a smaller board and some new chess pieces, Halfchess aims to be the superfast version of chess, with exciting end games. — YourStory (a popular Indian startup magazine)
This version introduces a blind mode. The chess pieces disappear for five moves in a row, in which the user is expected to remember the positions. This is a challenging mode for players with ELO scores between 1200-1500.
Also carries various other fixes in the game.
Ratings and Reviews
Enjoyable and quick
I love chess, but almost never have time to play a full game. This little app fills a huge hole. It has much of the character of chess, but you can play it on a tiny fraction of the time.
It would be five stars if it gave you the option to set the level of play and select the pieces to use.
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- 20.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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- In-App Purchases
- Unlock Full Version $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.