I like the game but 2/5
The game automatically determines a winner if checkmate is ever possible, even if it’s 24 moves off. That’s dumb. Back to the physical world
App is for ages 4 and up but ads are adult 1/5
Showed an ad for slots that had scantily clad women. Was hoping for a good app to play with my 8yo. Moving on... I know I can buy to stop ads, but this app ain't worth 10 clams.
Timed Games? 4/5
By The "Beetle"
Great chess game. But i would like you to make the option to play timed games.
The ads are super… And I mean super annoying 2/5
By The gandalf of chess
I had the previous version, just updated to the new. Now I have to pay 10 bucks so I don’t hear the obnoxious ads? F that!
Chess ok but ads too slow 2/5
This is an ok chess game and allows you to easily play casual games with friends or random matches. However, ads take WAY too long to load. I am ok with some ads for free version, but it is faster to close/reopen than for ad to load, let alone for ad to play. If the ads are there, make them work!
Great App 5/5
Been using for years. One of the few Apps that really makes me happy, especially when stressed by Life and just need a break.
My main gripe!!! 1/5
When a draw is offered, you must accept or reject it before going to another game. Worse still, you can't see the board before you decide as the message blocks a major part of it. When playing several games with some moves taking days to get a response, you often cannot remember where the game stands. This is horrible and has happened to me over 100 times as I play a lot. Still a lot of oroblems
Trying to collect more money 1/5
I already paid for the app. Quit pushing a new paid app as an “upgrade”. If it isn’t included in the original purchase price I’m not interested. Add a button to decline rather than being forced into the App Store every time the app launches.
Non responsive to issues 1/5
The developer is non responsive to issues. I emailed them regarding a opponent who refuses to make a move and for some reason the game won't make my opponent resign for not making a move. They haven't made a move in a month.
Way too slow with some opponents 2/5
App is great in many respects but they'd get a lot more participation if you could pick how many days between moves you're allowed to have. Right now it's 5, so I'm playing a guy that's moving once every 5 days... talk about ridiculous. I don't understand why they allow that? If you need 5 days in between moves because your life is that busy, then you shouldn't have started a game.
The game itself is okay but the ads they play are really long and some of the ads that contain mini games don't give you the option to X out when they are over. You have no choice but to hard reset the app.
Come on 1/5
Froze after failing to go to mandatory upgrade in a popup in the middle of a game. Suggest that update etc not block game play. 0-1 games played without freezing.
I like it, some issues need improvement. 4/5
Right off the bat, I transitioned to the Apple version from a Samsung phone, and the Apple version is less good. No profile pics, less intuitive interface, slightly glitchier. Another user warned me in chat against upgrading to newest version, described it as very buggy, makes her log back in every time. One feature desperately needed is ability to spot the other player a piece. Common practice when you're teaching the game is start without your queen, then without a rook, eventually playing even. Chat feature is cool and have made legit friends through the app, but besides the "mute" and "decline" options, the app needs a report mechanism for creepy guys who think it's Tinder or the place for political rants.
By Waiting for a bug fix update!
Slow chess play 1/5
People get to sit and not move for too many days it should only be a maximum of two days without any movement and then they should be deleted off the site also everybody should be allowed to play at least 60 games .
Too many ads 3/5
Ad after every move!
App great until update 2/5
I loved chess with friends... then the app was updated. Since then, every time I scroll through my games I am suddenly assigned to a new game that I don't want to play. I am given the choice of resigning the game which counts for a loss on my record or to continue to play the game I don't want to play. This has happened four times now and I'm considering dropping the app altogether.
Games are Corruptable midway 2/5
I have had several game end due to being corruptible. This has happened after the latest upgrade...
Please Look into this please...
By Brother T.
App is rad, but the best part about it is that I've met a grip of cool chess playing fools out there... Checkmate dickwad. Yep!
It works 2/5
It works but that's about the only pro. Ads and notifications are far too frequent and intrusive considering the bomber of options there are in free chess apps.
Tooo many advertisements 2/5
Way tooo many advertisements. To the point where it's not enjoyable to play. One move on chess and I have a 15 second commercial I can't "x" out of. I'm going with another chess online app. This ones too commercialized.
Download if you love ads 1/5
Waaaaaaaaaay too much ads. After almost every single move, you have to watch an ad. And that makes you lose focus. I'm just finishing this last game then will uninstall it
Love the game...but 4/5
By Hooded Qobra Ent.
I love this game, it is fun to play with friend, and the new version looks nice and has a lot of great features like the ranking system etc...my only problem and reason for only 4 stars is, I had an account years ago...when I had a different facebook account, I signed in with my email and password and all my stars are there, I try and add my NEW facebook account so I can challenge and play my friends on there and it won't let me..cuz it says "you have signed in already with fb..but I haven't..I don't see how to disassociate this account with the OLD facebook and assocciatecit with my new one..I have even contacted support...like a month ago...and still no fix or response...part or me wants to rate it a 1 just for that fact, but the game itself is awesome...they just need to fix this ONE flaw
Too many ads 1/5
By Silver tongue34
Ads after every move? Seriously?
Keep old chess the same! 2/5
By DuPont Dad
This was a great app.
The new version is terrible. Worse they bully you with roadblocks and pop ups in the old version to try and force you to downgrade to new chess. Pull the continued pop ups and upgrade prompts and leave us to play old chess in peace.
Way Overpriced and you dont get upgrades! 1/5
The ridiculous $10 price doesnt include upgrades to newer versions!
Stop trying to get me to upgrade😥😡😲😱💩 1/5
The current state of this app is great and needs no upgrade. It keeps interrupting my games asking me to upgrade and I don't want to. I paid for this app and to be forced to an upgrade that anyone can get without paying is stupid.
Lots of fun 5/5
I love that I can finally see my rankings and those of others on my iPhone. Thank you. Great app. Love it!
By Steve VonMatterhorn
Your ads are horrible ... not only do you freeze play after every move with ads, but you play Pro-Trump propaganda ... Fock this shotty app
Very good game
It's barely 'just ok' 2/5
I've had this app for a while now. There is absolutely no way I would ever pay for it, though, and definitely not the $9.99 version. Opponents can go 3-4 days without making a move, offer you a draw, and do it all over again. Pass and play is ridiculously slow. Sometimes it will not notify you that your opponent has moved until hours later. Graphics and gameplay itself are fine, nothing amazing. Chat option is nice. We should be able to finish games in a reasonable amount of time. Additionally, show an opponent's win-loss record prior to accepting a game. More importantly, show how many times they failed to complete one and timed out of games. The many negatives lead to a sub-standard rating in my book
Great so now you try and force an upgrade 1/5
Not bad enough you charge $9.99 for the two year old ad-free app, but now you make an unskippable upgrade pop up for your new app with a two star rating. No thanks.
Love it 5/5
By cam jo
Way too many ads! 1/5
There's a 15 second ad after every move! It's super invasive and way over the top.
This app keeps asking if you want to give a review and when you say no take me off the list it keeps asking you. Give it a rest. Irritating.
What you need, nothing else 3/5
It's convenient, on the go, what you need. Few problems though. It's nothing special, there is no color packs, and the ads. I understand a free app needs to make money somehow, but this is ridiculous. It's every. Single. Move. So you can forget hand- off play. I looked to see how much the ad free was, and they want a whopping $10. Wow. It needs a few upgrades.
I could be wrong but I believe if you've been checked you're not allowed to castle yet that doesn't happen in this game.
It kept asking and asking for a review. 2/5
Basic. No computer to play against.
Great game app 4/5
I've downloaded several chess apps and this is one of the best I've found.
Great App 4/5
By Scooter 9
Enjoy playing people from all over the world. Like that it teaches beginners.
Some of the rules are weird, like you have to put your opponent in check first or it could call the game a draw.
Using iOS and paid for the app but don't have all features as android. Please fix and I will up my rating. Issues with iOS still not resolved.
By S. A. M. Adams
Its a fun way to keep the chess games going, and the message feature helps us stay in touch. I only wish the "game replay" feature was easier to use with buttons not so close together on the iPhone. Otherwise would be five stars.
Update: suggest the app add a feature whereby a completed game may be shared in its entirety by email or text. This would be a good strategy for increasing the number of users....
Love the game 5/5
Love the game. Great features. Tried the free version at first. Ads drove me crazy. So I spent a few dollars and purchased it. No problems since then.
Good but needs work 3/5
It keeps asking me to login with Facebook even though I did already. Also shows alerts in other languages intermittently.
Even after reviewing also constantly asks to be reviewed.
Always fun way to play with friends and Family that are far away
It's goood 5/5
Android version is better 2/5
Get that version if you can. Zynga doesn't care about making the iOS version as good as the android version
Back at playing! 5/5
Great game 5/5
My wife and I have the app and now we can play while I'm on the road. Great game