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The best chess app. Powered by Game Center, designed exclusively for iPhone.

• Challenge your friends on Game Center or play an adjustable computer opponent
• Play with beautiful pieces and boards designed specifically for iPhone
• Effortlessly review your last move or the entire game with the swipe of a finger
• Upgrade the computer opponent for full playing style customization
• For the chess nerds: export your games in algebraic notation
• Up to 70% taller than ordinary chess!

What’s New

Version 3.5.2

Changes the PGN notation removing redundant piece types fixing compatibility with some other services reading PGN files.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

"Nezy" ,

A Great Foundation...

I really love the visual style of this game. It is very unique and well thought out. The game itself functions quite well also, with intuitive gesture controls (a short tutorial might be helpful to show some of the extra swipe features).

There are a couple of very significant problems, the biggest of which is no in game chat.

$2.99 through in-app purchase is a hefty price tag just to be able to play more than one game and get other board colors when there are so many other chess apps out there ($0.99 would be fair). The game seems to have problems when trying to set up a rematch if you don't have the full version (my game said I resigned when I hit rematch after a victory).

Some audio queues would also improve the game, and the one bit of sound there is (the push notification for another players move: a loud bugle call) can be pretty obnoxious.

Tall Chess is a great basic chess game that is wonderfully stylized and works well on a touch screen, however for advertising being built specifically for iOS, it is missing a lot of the "With Friends" standards that are expected of iOS games.

SaoudRizwan ,

Thank you

I wrote in an email to the devs when they took the app off the App Store, pretty much begging them to keep supporting it. Tall Chess made a boring game my friends and family would play all the time an absolute joy for me. I’ve already become better than them thanks to the hard AI.

Jebidiah Flintwright ,

Best Chess App Ever

Tall Chess is absolutely and always the best chess mobile app. I'm so glad it's still on the AppStore. It's amazing how it isn't at the top of the results when I search "chess" on the AppStore. I search "chess" and all I get is — literally — junk. More people should know about TALL CHESS!!!!


Friends of The Web, LLC
21.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Configurable Computer Opponent $7.99
  2. Tall Chess Upgrade $2.99


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

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

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