Chess Mates - Online Chess

Chess Mates - Online Chess

100 - 500 downloads

Pros
  • Online gaming
  • Online leaderboards
Cons
  • No solo play
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Check!"

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 complete version gets you rid of ads and helps Epic Pocket Software to keep their excellent work.
In short, one of the best chess apps out there so far. Recommendable.

Tags: epic pockets chess mates, chess mates, chess mate 129, chess mates epic pocket software.

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! This version has no ads!

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

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

4/5 "It is a great app for Chess game playing aficionados" - androidappsreview.com
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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 (postal chess).

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.

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

Features:
-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
-Tournaments
-Achievements

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.

Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up Chess Mates news!
Let us know what you think of the changes, email us at contact@epicpockets.net

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


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Comments and ratings for Chess Mates - Online Chess
  • (74)

    by Justin Stewart on 01/06/2014

    I just have to better myself!

  • (74)

    by Jacob McNamee on 04/04/2014

    WUVIT!!!

  • (74)

    by Patraici Kennedy on 17/02/2014

    Very good if you like playing chess games. I recommend

  • (74)

    by Rick Morgan on 28/01/2014

    Great app!

  • (74)

    by John Crompton on 26/01/2014

    Perfect almost

  • (74)

    by Gregory Stewart on 20/05/2013

    I have a data connection and it says check data connection. Not good. I am uninstalling.

  • (74)

    by Donald Payton on 11/04/2013

    Great app!