Chess Mates Free Online Chess

Chess Mates Free Online Chess


(4 stars)


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10,000 - 50,000 downloads

  • Online gaming
  • Online leaderboards
  • No solo play
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Reviewed by / Sep 17, 2012

A comprehensive chess game.

Chess games have lived together with mobile industry since the precise moment that devices were able to deal with them. Later, with the advent of smartphones, they evolved and inherit the features computer chess games have, but they used to lack some kind of interactivity between players.

Until now.

The first and most important feature of Chess Mates is that you can play with your friends or against a random player. Clearly inspired by correspondence chess, there's no need to play in real time and you can keep several matches at once, receiving a kind push notification as soon as your rival has made his or her move. This way of playing allows to participate in tournaments and be ranked in an online leaderboard.

In addition, there are a few chess sets available (zombie set is really innovative), but they keep the simplicity of the standard one so they don't interfere in gameplay as other games with more baroque sets do. There are no animations or anything that could slow down the game, which is focused on a clean user interface and the exact amount of options and menus. However, there isn't any option to play against the AI, nor any guide to learn how to play the game. Anyway, it's an excellent app for any chess player, no matter how you look at it, perfect to keep yourself trained with human foes and improve your "mental-fencing" skills.

This free version is ad-supported and can be tested through a guest login with no need to sign up. In short, one of the best chess apps out there so far. Recommendable.

Developer's original description available here
Chess Mates is the best correspondence chess, also known as postal chess, app on Android, start playing chess with friends now. It introduces a unique way of playing multiplayer chess at your own pace against opponents of all skill levels.

Play Chess with friends or random opponents for ranking points with as many players as you like from all over the world simultaneously, and in your own time to fit your busy schedule. This unique online chess gives you the option to not play an entire game in one sitting, you play as many games as you like over a longer time period.

-PGN Export
-Ranked Games (ELO)
-Ranked Leaderboard
-Analysis Mode
-Push notifications!
-Facebook Integration
-HD graphics for tablets and large phones
-Different chess sets available
-Ability to take your time making a move
-Track your wins and losses against friends
-Show what pieces have been taken
-See your opponent's previous move
-Undo your move before making your final decision
-Best chess experience for Android chess apps
-Play & learn at your own pace

Coming Soon
-Real-time game lobby

*********Recent Reviews************
4/5 "one of the best chess apps out there so far. Recommendable." -

4.45/5 "Should you Download Chess Mates? Yes! Chess Mates elevates the renowned game of Chess..." -

4/5 "It is a great app for Chess game playing aficionados" -

Give it a try, you will love it…

Recently changed in this version

Chess Mates 1.3.36

-Fixed some bugs
-Changed advertisements, less noise :)
-Removed non-random ranked play
-Increased full screen ad interval to 20 minutes
-Increased performance

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Comments and ratings for Chess Mates Free Online Chess
  • (69)

    by Seth Ahner on 15/02/2015

  • (69)

    by Gary Rapoport on 03/02/2015

    Great game. Love it!

  • (69)

    by Patrick Dacey on 01/02/2015

    It is a great free chess app with a few manageable glitches. I use it everyday to play with my friend who is a jerk.

  • (69)

    by Jarrett Tyler on 29/01/2015

    I like it, love it

  • (69)

    by ben repta on 13/01/2015

    Pretty cool live chess game allowing you to play against random opponents from around the world. Just wish you could choose your own opponent from an available list of players

  • (69)

    by Ethan Cullen on 10/01/2015

    I wish there was a tutorial

  • (69)

    by Ryan Archie on 04/01/2015

    Does what it says on the box...

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