Wait, if this game is NOT chess, then what is it? It's a mind blowing puzzle game with some simple chess rules and a few special ingredients to make it fun and challenging for everyone!

•How to play?
You start with one single piece. Across the board, there are a few chess pieces strategically placed. When you take a chess piece, you become that piece and inherit its abilities. The level is complete when you collect the coin.

•Who is this for?
It doesn’t matter if you have no idea how to play chess or if you are a chess grandmaster. This game is for everyone. The tutorial covers all the required information in a fun, interactive way.

While this game is not chess, some levels will have a higher difficulty, requiring careful planning and strategy, making this a great way to put your brain muscle to work.

- 3 Difficulty levels: easy, medium and hard; with limited moves and limited time to complete the levels.
- Zen color palettes and relaxing soundtrack
- Game Center.
- No ads, no in-app purchases; buy it once and enjoy it forever.
- Haptic Feedback.
- Optimized for all devices;
- Simple controls, suitable for any age.
- Play Offline, no internet connection required to play
- No violence, stress-free; play at your own pace.

•Developer notes:
Thank you for playing “not chess”. I put a lot of love and effort into making this game. Don’t forget to review the game and share it with your friends. Use #notchess on social media!

What’s New

Version 1.41

Thanks for playing Not Chess! This update brings chess pun iMessage stickers :)

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

AertoneFX ,

An exciting and challenging twist on Chess!

Knowing how each chess piece moves is the easy part. Using these moves to solve puzzles is what makes this game so fun. With 4 different level difficulties, packed with tons of levels per difficulty, this game will keep you solving puzzle by puzzle, anxious to complete the next challenge that awaits you. Many levels are relatively simple, requiring few moves to think through and complete, while others are more complicated, making you have to think several steps ahead in order to succeed through the level. The developer also doesn’t collect any data, which is a nice addition to this already amazing Not Chess game. Overall, this game makes its wonderful visuals, gameplay, and privacy definitely worth the purchase.

Method5440 ,

Excellent Puzzle Game

Yes, the puzzles are a bit easy and there are not a lot of them - but this game just came out and I can already see the promise that an active dev will bring. If given the choice between taking the chess puzzles which exist and playing them over the board or in this app in this style I choose to play them here. This is a very strong start and the one thing which is holding this back - difficult content beyond level 75 - can be added by a good developer in short order. I highly recommend this game, both because of the look/feel but also because of the potential. Play some of their other games, you’ll see what I mean. Thanks for bringing us a chess game!

Junior Software Engineer ,

Love the game, puzzles need play testing

This is an amazing game. Some of the puzzles needed to be play tested, as many have unintended solutions. I found 5 completely different solutions to puzzle 40 with different piece captures including one in 4 moves (out of 5), highly inconsistent with the difficulty of the other medium puzzles. There should also be a way to proceed to the next level after completing the previous one, as the forced return to the menu feels clunky and is inconsistent with the mood of the game. I know a game with promise when I see one; this game has great potential and is already very enjoyable to play.

App Privacy

The developer, Tepes Ovidiu, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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