Chess Mates Free Online Chess

Chess Mates Free Online Chess

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

  • Online gaming
  • Online leaderboards
  • No solo play
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Expert's Review


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 Online Chess Game. Play free chess games online from your mobile Android devices!
Chess Mates is an Android app that allows you to play online multiplayer correspondence chess (Postal Chess) with your friends or random opponents around the world! Rated the best chess game on the Android market by chess elites, and novice chess players alike. Download Chess Mates and begin your multiplayer chess experience!

*********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" -

Play this century’s best version of the world’s most renowned game. Challenge your friends or get matched with a random opponent. A fun and easy way to play correspondence chess.

New guest account allows you to try out the game without creating an account!

You can see what pieces have been captured, your opponents previous move, and undo a move if you decide it is too risky. Track your wins and losses with the ability to have multiple games open at once.

Both you and your friends are sure to love this exciting version of chess.

This version is ad supported, for no advertisements please download the full version of Chess Mates.
-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

Coming Soon:
-Fast Chess (timed)
-Hardcore Mode

GPS is needed to provide geo-targeted advertising in this advertising supported version of Chess Mates.

Recently changed in this version

Chess Mates 1.2.8/1.2.9 Release Notes 03/11/2013

-New Feature! PGN export, you can now export your games to analysis tools.
-Added the ability to choose your color when you start a game.
-Created a separate tab for finished/historical games.

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*Note Read/Write to external storage is needed for PGN export.

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Comments and ratings for Chess Mates Free Online Chess
  • (51)

    by Muthu Vignesh on 20/06/2014

    Will be better if there is offline mode

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    by Jim Abanto on 12/06/2014

    Easy to use with simple setup!

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    by d33 sicc on 01/06/2014


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    by Durgesh Mahant on 19/05/2014

    Its great...let's u hav a luk at the previous moves and play wid multiple opponents simultaneously.... thumbs up

  • (51)

    by Abhishek Sharma on 05/05/2014

    Wud be grt if time limit is added for each move.. folks take days and days to finish the game

  • (51)

    by Bill Shea on 19/04/2014

    Great game. Wish you had a chance to accept or deny a game before the ranked game starts.

  • (51)

    by William Volle on 14/04/2014

    Great way to play chess with my sister. We love it!