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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.


We have been covered once and never again.

“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)

What’s New

Version 3.3.0

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

4.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

WuChi Man ,

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
  1. Unlock Full Version $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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