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Chess - SocialChess

by Woodchop Software LLC

(1,393 user ratings)

FREE




Download size: 37.4MB
Version: 2.97.3
Released: 2011-06-29
For ages: 12+

Genres:GamesBoardStrategyEducation

SocialChess is a fun way to play fast or slow chess with friends or with random opponents! Play with a clock or play turn-based correspondence chess!

"Fantastic app. Easily the best head-to-head app out there!" -Leo Laporte

"Social Chess Is The Best Way To Get Your iCheckmate On" -CultOfMac.com

DESIGN PRINCIPLES

* No Advertisements!
* Beautiful, clean, intuitive layout.
* Optimized to be fast and stable. Nothing worse than an app that crashes!
* Features are chosen and implemented carefully.
* Instant account creation - no email validation necessary.
* Your privacy is respected. We will not spam or share any user info.
* Game features are driven by your feedback!

GAME FEATURES

* Statistics - ELO Rating, Wins, Losses, Draws.
* Elo Charts & Per Opponent statistics.
* Receive push notifications when a game is updated.
* Play even when there is no internet connection. Moves are sent later!
* Play up to 5 games at a time, or increase it to 100 with In-App purchase!
* Search for opponents by username, email, or we'll match you with a random opponent.
* Claim Victory if opponent does not make a move in 5 days.
* Optional Takeback.
* Chess960
* Analysis Board to work out your strategy.

SOCIAL FEATURES

* User Profile including picture, comments, etc.
* Map view of your opponent's location.
* Chat
* Browse your opponent's games, and their opponent's games.
* Elo Rankings.

FREQUENT UPDATES!
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Customer Reviews
best of the best

absolutely awesome. best chess app on the store. nothing negative at all to say about it.

Horrible

This app is horrible. Imagine if you are playing a quick game and it keeps “reconnecting” every time it’s your move. Keeps happening all the time, no matter if you have good connection or not.

Decent

Decent, Although the admins are stupid and rude...

Move disables

I was put in check by a knigh, but I had two pieces I could have taken his knight with: my rook or my knight. Yet, it wouldn’t allow me to take his piece; instead was forcing me to move my king.

Outstanding game

I look forward to playing each day.

Great chess app

If you love chess this app rocks. No annoying pop up ads. This has quickly became my favorite app. Steve

No ads in free version

Great chess game. No ads in free version just limited options. $7.99/yr is about as cheap as you’re going to get for a networked game

Best app for chess +

I’ve been playing chess on this app for several years now. It’s just the best.

Deben mejorar la App

Tienen k ponerlo abierto para todo el mundo, como Chess.com... Donde cada quien elija su ⏰ o minutos por jugar... Yo soy un experto en dicha App y mi ⏰⏰ 3 Minutos... Mi ranking está por lo 1700 puntos 💡🔍, quien dude mi información estoy como Irrizarri22 🇩🇴..en Chess.com 👍🏼

Poor board choices

Very limited board and piece selection. Adding more clear and graphical choices would improve the experience on smaller devices greatly. Chess with Friends is an example that does this well. Easy win if you follow up.

ChASS

Not as good as you might think

Social chess

How do we get Takeback ?

Great

The developer always responds to email, no clutter, looks good and works well

Nice App

Very nice app to play on. Lots of choices where u get to play for no or little cost, as this is ur choice!

Freezing

Freeze a lot during the game make me loose all my time. Otherwise a good app to play chess. People are using cheats to win time. Disappointing app!

I love social chess

Hi people l like this app but for improvement can’t you get a microphone in the app so you could talk with your opponents. Thanks gregor 2009!

Love this app!

I have been playing with this app for years. Great ranking system and communication. Highly recommend!!!

Just an excellent platform

It is great platform to play chess. Thanks

I love this app but...

It’s not a huge deal, but could you make the alert something cute and sweet? Like a simple ping that’s pleasant to hear or something? I think I’m just picky. I wish my opponents would use the chat box, but I don’t think there’s anything the developers can do about that. Otherwise, wonderful game!

Great app

Great app. Have had no problems an have had a lot of fun.

Fantastic "Correspondence" Chess App

This app is fantastic, if you're looking to play correspondence chess. If you only want to play a few games at once, the free version is perfectly viable. The interface is simple, smooth and functional. Exactly as it should be.

What I need

Works and does not crash. I play over WiFi with my son flawlessly March making is excellent.

Lag

Used to be a great App but too many bugs

Best chess app in App Store!

I tried many different chess apps and this is the cream of the crop. You play REAL people all over the world, you can chat during play (how I know they’re not bots), swipe right during a game for Game Analysis (allows you to play both players to choose your best move), a small annual fees gives you 100 games simultaneously. Some of my favorite features! I am a beginner and this app lets me practice strategies and gain experience.

Great fun

Excellent user interface. I have just one suggestion for enhancement: The system should give us an option to highlight our opponent’s most recent move.

An easy Five

This is such an easy app to rate. First of all there is no visual clutter. Not just with no ads, but also the program itself is clean and not distracting. Always works as advertised keeping your attention on only one thing, playing great games of chess. Just today I wrote in a suggestion and within minutes my email greeted me with a pleasant response from the developer. Just out of curiosity, I looked at the version history, and this app has a continuous track record of keeping up to date. This really is the way an app should be. Great job, keep up the good work!

Great for distance chess

I got this app to play chess with my 80 year old father, who lives in a different state. The chess board display is beautiful and easy to manipulate. The built in chat feature is convenient. I only wish it was easier to take back moves.

My thoughts on social chess

Best chess app to play with well developed players!! If you don't have this app YOU SLACKING!!

SIX STARS!

Six stars, for certain. A great way to connect with friends and hone my chess skills.

Love it

Awesome

10 of 10

Best chess app I’ve ever played!

Bugs

Application is full of bugs, please test the application with the “ACTUAL” software tester...

Good

Its a pretty good version. I wish it had a few more customizing options. I also wish you could request to take back a move and then have the opponent decided if they would like to allow it. This option should be allowed in the settings from 0 to infinite take back decided by both parties. It would be perfect if it also allowed a CPU game mode and training mode with different levels of gameplay.

Fun application for chess lovers

Great UX. Simple and to the point.

Recommend to anyone for recreational or trying to improve your game

I’m just starting and not very good, but I’ve come a long way this last year and a half. I enjoy the slow and fast play. I invested the 6 or 7 dollars to get access to play many games and I find between 20-30 games at a time is manageable working a full time job. Anyhow. Good luck, and see you in the board.

Love it

Easy to use. Players are courteous 99 percent of the time. Only met one rude speed chess player. Sadly it keeps getting more expensive. Great ap

Constantly asked to review

I find it annoying to be constantly bothered for a review, especially when I’ve already left one.

Best Chess App

A solid strong app, never a glitch or a problem, wide range of amazing players, intuitive and loving it. Thank you.

Chess

Very Good for chess competition

Missing notifications

I do not get push notifications reliably.

The Best Game App Ever!

I wish I had this game growing up because I’ve never played any chess game app where you can play up to 5x opponents simultaneously as well as compete with each other on a rank ladder.

Learning

Amazing way to get into chess. You can have days to explore options if you are slow/new or go ham in speed chess

Wonderful Chess App

This is a really wonderful chess app to use. I’ve been enjoying this app since I discovered it in 2016.

Love it!

Awesome!! Zero complaints!!

Great

Easy to navigate, good matchmaking, great app.

Chess

Quality players. Love the amount of choices you have for play. It’s chess

Most used app on my phone!!

Great app always a lot of fun used it everyday for nearly 2 years now. Always works well no issues. Even in the free mode there are no annoying ads or pop ups to buy anything.

Yeet

Boyo

I've tried many this is the best

Very good design. Good interface. No glitches.

Best chess app out there.

I like that there is no time pressure, so I don't make silly errors. I love that you can get your rating and keep track of your wins and losses. I especially love that you have to confirm that you are finalizing that move. Other programs ruin a great game when piece is placed on square you did not try to touch.