***NOTE: All game texts including the voiceover are in English only.***
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"MiniChess by Kasparov is an excellent app that will not only help young children learn to play chess, but that will also provide a wide array of practice on prerequisite skills, which just happen to be foundational for learning other things, as well." -

Get the kids to learn how to play chess with a colourful, fun and easy-to-play game that legendary Grandmaster Garry Kasparov has endorsed.

Take Cheddar the Mouse on a fun journey of discovery as he meets new friends and uncovers the mysteries of the wonderful game. On his travels, Cheddar has to solve exciting puzzles that help him learn the basics of chess.

The brave little mouse provides an ideal introduction to the basics of the game for younger children - even kids as young as five can enjoy playing with Cheddar. The little hero makes learning so much fun and so easy - every lesson is a colourful cartoon game that keeps the youngest players' interest.

Over time, the little wanderer can improve his game and become a true Grandmaster, ready to play a game of chess with the King himself! And who knows - Cheddar could introduce chess to the next Kasparov!

Game Features:

The Grandmaster himself endorsed the development of the game

Based on the in-school program MiniChess (Kids learn through play)

Get the kids to explore the world of chess through play

Kids aged five and up can enjoy playing with Cheddar

Bright, cheerful characters and an interesting plot keep players' interest

All dialogue is recorded by professional voice actors using great kid-friendly scripts


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What’s New

Version 1.2

Little mouse Cheddar is back from a very - veeery - veeeery long vacation.
He is excited to greet new friends and meet the old ones.
Here is what's changed with this update:

-the kingdom has been cleaned from dust and shines brighter than ever
-the tasks for younger players have been revised and it's confirmed that they joyful and fun as before
-iOS 11 support (finally) added
-support for the parents' iPhone X added

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Me082012 ,

We loved this app until...

This is a great app that not only teaches Chess, but important math and logic concepts, while also teaching some vocabulary. My daughter (6, started at 5) and I love it. She has learned simple arithmetic and has also begun learning multiplication.

Right now, though, we’re frustrated by a glitch in the app. On the level in Antarctica where she is working on multiplication with snowballs, the app keeps freezing and not allowing her to type in the final answer (9). We’ve tried refreshing, clearing the cache, etc., but nothing works. We can’t advance in the game until we enter the number 9. Please fix this so we can keep enjoying this terrific app!

Developer Response ,

Hello! We are really sorry about this issue.
We will try to fix it as soon as possible.

pres40000000 ,

Stuck at snowball

Both my 5&7 year olds are stuck at the snowball game. It will not let you enter a number on the 3rd sequence or #9. It never gives a chance to enter a number on the iPad mini.

Please correct this.


Developer Response ,

Hello! Please contact us at, so we can investigate the issue.
Thank you!

Betsy and Ari ,

Taught my 5 year old chess

Thanks to this game, my 5 year old son is crazy about chess. The one thing I will say is that it seems that the child has to know how to read in order to use this app. So my other son who is 4 years old found it confusing and frustrating. But the way chess is broken down and explained is super fun and gives the child a vivid sense of what chess is about.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your nice comment!
We're happy to know that your son has fun with it :)
Unfortunately, we don't see how to make it available for kids who only learn to read, but thanks for giving us this info for thinking.


1.3 GB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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