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100,000 - 500,000 downloads

  • Great UI and AI work
  • Easy to learn but infinitely deep gameplay.
  • A few aesthetic changes would be appreciated.
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Expert's Review

"It's like if you had to learn how to play chess again"

Reviewed by / Aug 23, 2012

A 3D, three players chess game.

Although through the course of the last centuries many variants of chess have arisen, from the Chaturanga-based esoteric four players chess to futuristic 3D chess boards where pieces can move up and downwards, few when not any last for more than a few months or years, as a passing craze only for bored chess players who quickly abandon these variations when they realize that they won't meet enough rivals to play and improve their skill and make the game itself evolve. However, in the boom of Internet and smartphones, players can meet no matter where they are, and AIs are easier than ever to program and code.

Here's where Triad Chess comes into play. If you are used to play standard chess, believe me that you will find it the most odd game ever. Three players face each other and game is won by who checkmates any of the other players (in paid version there's an option to play "king of the hill", though) so you can imagine how awkward some moves can be, tightrope walking between cooperation and competition. Pieces move in a slightly different way, first because squares are hexagonal and secondly because they can span more board. I won't explain all the changes as Richard Wittig (developer) kindly explains them in English, Spanish and French through an option in the main menu, to point of recommending you to start a new game at the lowest difficulty just the download has ended. As user interface is quite obvious (you can ever touch a rival piece to check its reach) you can focus on learning how it works and why usual chess strategies become quickly unuseful. The more you have played chess before, more wonderful the feeling of playing something new and surprising will be. And if you aren't a usual chess player, well, this Triad Chess is an awesome strategy game anyway.

Convenient 3D graphics allow to not get lost by perspective, though overhead look should include some icons or something, because 3D pieces looked from above look exactly the same. There isn't too much paraphernalia: three different color sets and boards, no fireworks nor oddities, so we understand that the developer has dedicated his time mainly to improve the actual important things of the game.

Therefore, this game is the perfect partner to any previous chess app you already had, so you can alternate from training to leisure, your brains will appreciate it. If you only know the very basics of chess, you shouldn't be worried to give it a go. It can be a great surprise.

Tags: three players chess, three player chess, 3 players chess, 3 player chess, chess three players, four player chess, four players chess, chessboard for 3, triadchess apk, hexagonal chess.

Developer's original description available here
★★★★★★ TRIAD-CH3SS - HD 3D ★★★★★★
★★★★★★★3 PLAYERS CHESS★★★★★★★

★★★★★★★★ INFORMATION★★★★★★★★

☆ application optimized for Tablet and smartphone


☆ playable demo on


☆ PC Windows XP/Vista/7/8 on
★ Mac on the Mac App Store from APPLE
☆ iPad on the App Store from APPLE
★ iPhone/iPod Touch on the App Store from APPLE

★★★★★★★★ DESCRIPTION ★★★★★★★★

Discover the new strategy game of chess with 3 players in 3D and HD quality.

The TRIAD-CHESS is the deserving downward of « the king of games » . Having kept in mind the spirit, basics and proportions of the traditionnal chess game, the TRIAD-CHESS opens up a whole new dimension... and what a dimension !!! having to confront yourself to 2 opponents at once increases the strategy by 100%. to allow that, the power of your unit has been increased by 50% to 100%, depending type the piece, and each piece is 50% more powerful than the traditional pieces ones.

Will you take up the challenge ?

Throughout the TRIAD-CHESS conception process, everything has Been thoroUghlY thought out…

☆ castling : one small and two tall
★ taking in passing
☆ promotion of the pawn with choice of piece
★ Pat party
☆ identification of checkbox
★ etc.

If you already know how to play chess, TRIAD-CHESS is going to amaze you and if you don't know how to play, it's not a problem. You don't have to be familiar with the traditional chess game to start playing TRIAD-CHESS. The rules are as simple as it gets, the difficulty level is ajustable and AI (artificial intelligence) is there to assist you (pieces activity display)

In all cases, once you get a hold of it, you won't want to let it go.

The genesis of this triple variants players free is not a simple puzzle combinatorial strategy imaginary abstract like can be classic chinese or russian checkers or Japanese chessboard presso three where you must take the time to learn the rules of game before experience moments of pleasure. Training with the machine is the droidfish style and study motor stockfish style math memory ideal for children. If you enjoy topics such as, checker, mahjong, janggi, backgammon, sodoku, othello, you will love this game because it does not have not be blockhead, a crazy or a genius to play with tactics openings for a quick checkmate on the board and become an exterminator, the master of grinding in the circle of your friends. Posts: Train yourself to be the lone king and thus the dark champion before history or championship of onchess knight & bishop. TRIAD-CHESS will start the World Championships with the new screen multiplayer online collection in live on android 2013 final


☆ easy to use
★ rules included : english, español et français
☆ 2 playing modes : first fall and survivor
★ duration : from 15 minutes to several hours
☆ 3 difficulty levels : easy, medium and hard
★ playable with 1, 2 or 3 players with or without AI*
☆ viewing the latest coups played by two opponents
★ display of the authorized knocks
☆ two different moving : checkbox «starting/arrival» or «slide/deposit»
★ option : display of the pieces likely to be moved
☆ option : display displacement allowed opponents
★ option : confirm deplacement
☆ option : clock
★ cancel last deplacement (cancelling many deplacements)
☆ realistic and varied sound effects
★ a button for fast change of viewpoints (gives the perspective of each player)
☆ amazing 3D graphics (free movement of the tray and zooming for big fingers)
★ choice of colours and materials used
☆ no integrated advertising

*AI : Artificial Intelligence

★★★★★★★SOCIAL NETWORKS★★★★★★★

Recently changed in this version

☆ significant improvement in artificial intelligence
★ improved functionality

Lists with TRIAD-CHESS

Some lists where this application appears: Peter Warrior recommends, Reviewed by Peter Warrior.

Comments and ratings for TRIAD-CHESS
  • (37)

    by Jason King on 11/06/2014

    I'll give 5 stars if you can set the app so we can change at least the difficulty levels. ;) Sound good? So, basically, you expect me to buy the app just so I can see how well the AI does on the other difficulties, and you are not willing to let the AI call a 'draw' on the game? That's like expecting me to buy a car from you when you'll only let me turn on the car's radio to one station. You have

  • (37)

    by John Kerins on 02/06/2014

    This game is advertised s a free game, and the concept is interesting, but then to make you have to pay to play online? No thanks

  • (37)

    by La Vonna Huffmam on 06/05/2014

    You know I gave five star you have to hand it to you before or actually making a game where you actually have 3 players in a classic game at that we have we play the game with dressing or the game of life globulin a lot from it

  • (37)

    by matthew mcpadden on 06/05/2014

    The only chess I play is awful chess. This will be an excellent way to learn to play better. If I can play this game my traditional game play will be much greater. Greater indeed!

  • (37)

    by Javier Villarreal on 04/05/2014

    Nice game

  • (37)

    by ganeshranjan babu on 02/05/2014

    I am the chess player.

  • (37)

    by Elliander Eldridge on 26/04/2014

    The camera angle give me a headache, to be honest. On the phone, in order for me to see the whole board I have to be zoomed so far out that the game routinely misinterprets my move selection and although there is a confirm option, it has way too many things highlighted at a given time. Some of the moves are also a little confusing. Just when I think diagonal means across the points, it turns out t