Chess is a board game that also has free and paid versions to play online. In 2020, the game came back to more prominence with the premiere of the mini-series “The Queen’s Gambit”, launched by the streaming service Netflix. In Google Play Store and Apple Store there are several multiplayer chess games to play with friends. Some of them offer interactive tutorials, diverse settings, statistics, and tips. Check out the following five chess games to download on your PC or Android and iPhone (iOS) phones.
Chess – Play and Learn
In Chess – Play and Learn, board game lovers find several features such as 1v1 battles, performance statistics, interactive tutorials, and the possibility to switch between 20 themes for pieces, boards, and backgrounds. The game is available for free download on Android phones and iPhones. According to the description of the application in Google Play, users also find classes taught by chess masters. The app should please most players since their ratings are quite high: in the Google store, the rating is 4.4, while in the Apple store it is 4.8.
Chess – Clash of Kings
In Chess – Clash of Kings, besides the classic and multiplayer modes, users can also have fun with mini-games and challenges. The application provides ten levels of difficulty and, therefore, has “advice”, which highlights the best moves to be made in certain situations throughout the games. Available for free download on Android and iPhone phones, the app is well-rated both in Google Play, with 4.6 ratings, and 4.7 ratings on Apple Store, with 4.9 approval among players.
In addition to features aimed at customizations, tournaments, and statistics, the game offers players five different modes: “Chess with Friends”, “Chess Blitz”, “Matches for time”, “Matches against the computer” and “Daily Puzzles”. By alternating between these modes, users can solve challenges, challenge friends or the computer, use tactics to win games with stipulated time, or finish moves in one minute. The application is free and available for download for Android and iPhone phones.
Although it offers functions similar to the previous items on the list, such as multiplayer mode and puzzles, the differential of this game is in its visual. Besides the attractive graphic, the title description in Steam says that players can enjoy the experience of 4k chess. Besides this feature, the game has full compatibility with the virtual reality system, which provides even more immersion to users. Its analysis, so far, is “very positive”. The game is available for $12.99 at Steam.
- Download Chess Ultra on Steam
Pure Chess Grandmaster Edition
Just like in Chess Ultra, in Pure Chess Grandmaster Edition players can enjoy chess mechanics with realistic graphics. Besides other factors, such as the tutorial that teaches techniques of the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, the game draws attention due to its sets of pieces and diversified environments. At Steam, in most positive comments users reinforce the graphic beauty of the title and the difficulties available in the game. The game costs $6.39 on Steam.