Halfchess - play chess faster 4+

5 min half-chess games

naval saini

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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― Got busy? Yet love to play chess!

halfChess is for you -- played on half the board (easy fit on your phone) and lasts only 5 min (quick fun).

It unique features are:-

● New! 2-player games and a community
● 100+ stages to practice against AI on a smaller board
● Blind mode pieces disappear after 3 moves

Please feel free to reach out with any improvement requests or ideas.

― Deliberate Practice for End Games

150 stages of varying difficulty levels so you can practice valuable end game skills such as deep thinking, fast-thinking, pushing opponent pieces, and reducing their attach area.

― Improve Focus and Memory

Playing blind chess will help you sharpen memory and focusing skills.

In "blind mode", the chess pieces disappear after a few moves (as in the screenshot). It is not very difficult to play HalfChess in blind mode, because the pieces are shown once in every 5 moves.

― New rules to the age-old Chess

Chess has transformed for over a millennium, and yet new variants are developed every day. HalfChess variation has two new rules changes.

1. You stalemate your opponent, and you win (Not a draw)
2. No castling

― Notable achievements

HalfChess has reached till the 12th position at Pioneer.app global startup competition. We have also received media coverage from YourStory.com.

Website - https://halfchess.com
Support - flipflopapps@gmail.com
Twitter Me - @navalsaini

What’s New

Version 8.0.0

We are introducing 2-player mode and a community.
We are also removing "Teacher mode", intended as a means to teach chess rules by playing.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Placentero ,

So much fun and instructive!!

I have been using this hidden gem since it first came out a couple of years ago. I would have called it “Progressive Chess”, because it gives a beginner player the opportunity to start practicing the basic moves and progressively solve more complex situations. This is all done with a simpler 5x8 chess board, so moves are easier to visualize and analyze. The new “crab” figure is optional, so classic chess players can still learn and practice classic chess. The fun is endless and can easily become addictive, just as full-sized chess can!

VisionReached ,

Super fun and quick

Awesome app 👏

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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