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Chess anyone? Let the battle begin directly in iMessage.



by BorderLeap
$0.99 in the App Store

Checkmate! for iMessage provides an easy way to take on your friends or family in a game of chess. You can chat while you play and participate in more than one game at a time.

What is it about?

Get ready to say Checkmate! in this chess game for iMessage. Plan your moves carefully, tease your opponent incessantly, and enjoy a riveting game of strategy without the hassle of opening a separate game app.


For those who...

  • Enjoy playing chess
  • Have friends or family you like to play chess with

Not for those who...

  • Dislike playing chess
  • Do not know anyone who likes to play chess

Why we love it

If you love to play chess and have friends or family that do too, then Checkmate! is the iMessage game for you. Beat your opponent, anytime, anywhere.

App Details

Board Strategy
Last updated
March 3, 2018
Release date
September 12, 2016
More info

App Store Description

Add some competition to your conversations with Checkmate! Play chess against family and friends in Messages!

Simply start a conversation with someone, select the Checkmate! app and tap “New Match” to begin. You can play multiple matches with other people at the same time - even across all your devices!

What are you waiting for? It's time to choose your opponent, make your move and play Checkmate!

PLEASE NOTE: To enable and play Checkmate please follow instructions at iOS 11 must fully be installed before sending or receiving a move. Enabling and disabling (installing/uninstalling) the game is done via the App Store for iMessage. If you have any questions please send us an email at and we'll do our best to help. Thanks!

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