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
* 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!
* 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.
* Analysis Board to work out your strategy.
* User Profile including picture, comments, etc.
* Map view of your opponent's location.
* Browse your opponent's games, and their opponent's games.
* Elo Rankings.
I’ve been playing chess on this app for what has to be two years now. You just can’t beat it. There are always people at your skill level to play with and generally, all very respectful and just enjoy the game. You can also play at whatever time frame you want which I find really useful. I can play a 10 minute game over a lunch break, but I’ve been playing games that last a couple days with the same few people for going on years now. It’s just a great app.
Great by elliotpooh
Awesome! by pizaness
Great game by frack12345
I love how you can play games with other real people, not a computer
Less buggy, but less accessible by DJLeaLuna
I really wish I could play against my friends who are on android. Other than that it’s better than chess w friends because it’s not crashing and lagging, features are better, etc.
ADMINS/DEVELOPER Corruption! by Active Chess Player -Chris
The ELO-List may exclude who ever they want from the list, based on rating... If they don’t like you, or you are too good, or if you are higher rated then accounts most likely owned my the Developers.... they will remove you from the list. RUDE, And INCOHERENT responses from the admins and such... There are better apps... trust me... do not give these scam artists your money
problem by vgvgnnn🙂🙂
when i make a new account i am able to log in but then it loads forever and i cant get into any games with the account, please un bug me
Work will fly by by JroRhodeIsland
Very stable fun game platform. Nothing but good fun.
price gouge by jumbotech
one dollar, two maybe! but this ain't gonna happen! Get real🐿, make money! Free version is useless without pgn, of course.
Best Chess app by Coolerk
This app is rocks . This is best chess app on iTunes. You can play online against other players.
problem by myname is ricardo
please help me , when i make a account it doesnt load any games or lets me play with people , please fix this whatever is wrong with this app
Best chees game ever by Troublesome31
Absolutely fun and the competition varies god practice and excellence quality of people great app
best of the best by monkeymagicwakita
absolutely awesome. best chess app on the store. nothing negative at all to say about it.
Horrible by Samogon2009
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 by gm k
Decent, Although the admins are stupid and rude...
Move disables by carmeanprince
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 by Baby Fischer
I look forward to playing each day.
Great chess app by Stefano@1
If you love chess this app rocks. No annoying pop up ads. This has quickly became my favorite app.
No ads in free version by rwnugent
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 + by billbot
I’ve been playing chess on this app for several years now. It’s just the best.
Deben mejorar la App by Irrizarri22🇩🇴
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 by MarcAms
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 by chessmASSter
Not as good as you might think
Social chess by socbilly
How do we get Takeback ?
Great by Jomomma 9283747
The developer always responds to email, no clutter, looks good and works well
Nice App by Gm2b1
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 by Rahul siwach
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 by gregor 2009
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! by XGCexilexd
I have been playing with this app for years. Great ranking system and communication. Highly recommend!!!
Just an excellent platform by Mohsen Abdullah
It is great platform to play chess. Thanks
I love this app but... by elvira6664
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 by Landrover666
Great app. Have had no problems an have had a lot of fun.
Fantastic "Correspondence" Chess App by tmptplayer
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 by iJerald tm
Works and does not crash.
I play over WiFi with my son flawlessly
March making is excellent.
Lag by Pimp8765422
Used to be a great App but too many bugs
Best chess app in App Store! by #Stewart#
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 by Montypython1
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 by Tranasaurus Rex
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 by K-Turp
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 by Their great!!
Best chess app to play with well developed players!! If you don't have this app YOU SLACKING!!
SIX STARS! by RadioActiveHeap
Six stars, for certain. A great way to connect with friends and hone my chess skills.
Love it by Cello213
10 of 10 by collinwins
Best chess app I’ve ever played!
Bugs by Tapan044
Application is full of bugs, please test the application with the “ACTUAL” software tester...
Good by NIX347
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 by Kazanov
Great UX. Simple and to the point.
Recommend to anyone for recreational or trying to improve your game by IslandJbird
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 by Jrf62295
Easy to use.
Players are courteous 99 percent of the time.
Only met one rude speed chess player.
Sadly it keeps getting more expensive.
Constantly asked to review by Greatness7
I find it annoying to be constantly bothered for a review, especially when I’ve already left one.
Best Chess App by Shastaboy
A solid strong app, never a glitch or a problem, wide range of amazing players, intuitive and loving it. Thank you.