Square Off - Chess App 4+

World's smartest chessboard

Infivention Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 476 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Enjoy chess as you never did and connect with anybody in the world on a real board through the Square Off app. The app lets you connect to an ever-increasing Square Off online community with video calls and chat while you enjoy your game of chess. Learn from your games by analyzing every move in a beautiful post game analyzer interface.
You can also earn real world rewards by winning games with AI and online players.
Things that make Square Off Awesome:
- Friend list
- Restrict history games and video calls to only friends
- Challenge for a game from chat
- Video call from chat
- New overlay design
- 20 levels of AI also with an adaptive mode
- Play online with a million users from the Square Off and chess.com community
- Video calling & chat to stay connected
- Post game analysis with a graphical interface
- Redeem coins for real world rewards
- Live stream tournaments
- Hints, threats and undo in AI games to help you learn new skills
- Achievements to unlock rewards
- Access your history games for review and analysis
- Connect to any Square Off board for a magical chess experience
Note: Though this app focuses on enhancing your experience with the Square Off boards is also an excellent stand-alone app for playing and learning chess
Know more about us at squareoffnow.com

What’s New

Version 5.4.12

- Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
476 Ratings

476 Ratings

ThatRaisinTho ,

Good, but with a few major and obvious problems.

This whole thing is super cool, I love using my board and playing, all that. However there’s a few major obvious problems with the app.
1) the AI has no sense of time management. It is almost trivially easy to beat the hardest AI over and over in 5 minute games if you avoid blundering and play fast. I even had a game that ended like this. The AI has 11 seconds left. It plays a move that means mate in one is unavoidable next move. I play a random move accepting my fate. The AI spends 5 seconds, then moves its king instead of playing mate in one. Mate in one is still unavoidable next move. It uses its last 6 seconds and loses on time instead of playing mate in one. This was the level 16 AI and that should not be possible.
2) whenever you pause and quit a game and go back in to it later, both the AI and the players times get reset. Really? That’s kind of obvious of an oversight.

Other than that this is awesome though.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for the problem. We request you to kindly contact us via the In-app chat option so that we can check the error logs or you may write to us at hello@squareoffnow.com.

Shock and Balanced ,

Okay App, Good Hardware, Great Potential

My son is in Chess Club so we got him this for Christmas and he LOVES it. The board is well made and the software works well enough that he can play the computer or other players online. However the app needs a lot of improvements to really earn 4 or 5 stars and reach the potential the makers promised. First, the challenge system needs to be more robust. Right now it’s hit or miss if you can get someone to accept a challenge and often a challenge notice comes up but when you open the app the challenge is not shown as active, even if the message just came in. The ability to teach or learn in computer only mode is vital and missing. Even just the ability to take back a move against the CPU would help. Also the ability to stream games (which is highly promoted in the company’s site and ads) does not work with the board. Streaming only works with the app which is not what is implied/promised in every video. Watching streaming on the BOARD is a must that must be solved. Other improvements like stats and friend only leaderboards would greatly enhance the player experience. Hopefully updates are coming soon. All in all, this is a great way for my son to play Chess when other opponents are not around, and the potential is very high if software improvements continue.

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thank you for your Feedback. We would like to inform you that our App development team is working hard to introduce most of the above feautres in our future updates. You can analyze the game you last played on the board currently. Also, you may log in to chess.com to play with worldwide players and also to keep a record of your games that you played on their platform. Our Grand Kingdom set users can live stream games on the board and we are testing the same on our Kingdom set as well. We wish to constantly stay in touch with our customers and so feel free to contact us anytime at contact@infivention.com to express your views/complaints.

Team, Square OFF

nimajnebula ,

My first ever review

Let me start off by saying this is a great product, with a friendly community that uses it. It is a must have if you are an avid chess player. However, the support team is terrible. It will take days or weeks to get a response through email or the app if you are having issues, on top of that; ordering the board from the company is an extreme haste and waste of time. My board was supposed to take 45 days to deliver, it took almost 3 months. Even when I expected it to be delayed from the pandemic, when you pay almost 500 dollars for a chess board, the support team should be better and it should be delivered when promised.

The app also has issues. As a 2030 rated user, it takes a very long time for someone to accept a challenge. Sometimes a challenge won’t be accepted at all, leaving me to play the computer when I want to play against a real player. Furthermore, the streaming function does not work as advertised. You cannot stream live games straight to your board, there is a small selection of games within the app that you may stream, this issues needs to be addressed.

All in all I love the product, but it needs major improvement, if it were slightly worse I wouldn’t even consider rating it 3 stars

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