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Modern Twists On Chess For All New Gameplay

Chess has been around for a long time in a familiar form. Recently, there have been some modern twists on the classic Chess formula. Each one of these games takes the basics of Chess, and changes it around for all new gameplay. Prepare for puzzle twists that can give you a random piece layout, the ability to transform pieces, focused piece movement patterns, and more.

Really Bad Chess
Pawn'd
Chezz
Solitaire Chess Free
Bishook.

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Really bad chess :)
Really Bad Chess

Really Bad Chess

Zach Gage

For anyone who likes a puzzle challenge, you don't even need to be familiar with Chess.

Really Bad Chess is just like chess, but with totally random pieces. Try 8 Knights, 4 Bishops, and 3 pawns — why not?

As heard on NPR's Weekend Edition

5 out of 5 Stars "An essential puzzle experience for anyone even remotely interested in strategy games" - TouchArcade

Whether you play chess daily, or quit just after learning the rules, this small twist...

Pawn'd
Pawn'd

Pawn'd

Headlight Software, Inc.

Break jewels like a king in Pawn'd

Break jewels like a king in Pawn'd! Match-3 meets Chess.

"Gameplay: 5/5" - The-App-Shack.com

"Pawn’d is a match 3 game that aims to make things a little bit different, and it succeeds greatly." - AppChronicles.com

"Bejeweled has just been PAWN'D!" - "Lork Gek" App Store Review

"An absolute must buy for fans of chess games, match-3 games, or fans of innovative...

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Chezz
Chezz
Chezz

Chezz

QuickByte Games

Play chess in an all-new way!
Chezz breaks the rules to create the fastest, most frantic new way to play the classic board game.

Challenge yourself in a game that lets you move all the pieces at the same time. Fight online PVP battles in real time with other players, or solve...

Chekked
Chekked
Chekked

Chekked

Apped

'One of the best chess/checkers vari­a­tions out there...recommend to anyone..'. Top Kids Apps
'A really fun new game for the whole family. Try it you’ll get hooked! Highly recommended and a steal at it’s current price of 99c ! 4.5/5 stars. The iMums
'I really like how the game evolves as your...

Solitaire Chess Free
Solitaire Chess Free
Solitaire Chess Free

Solitaire Chess Free

ThinkFun, Inc.

Can you leave just one man standing? Simple to learn, impossible to master, addictively fun - Solitaire Chess by ThinkFun is a new logic puzzle, based on the rules of Chess. 
For chess newbies and experts alike, Solitaire Chess can be played quickly – every move must be a capture...

Bishook.
Bishook.
Bishook.

Bishook.

Avacata

Bishook is a unique strategy board game that blends Chess and an in-a-row game (Tic-Tac-Toe, Connect Four, Gomoku, Renju) for twice the fun.

Each player starts with one or more Bishops, Rooks and Knights. Each turn consists of moving a piece onto the board or moving a piece that is already...

No More Kings - Chess Puzzle
No More Kings - Chess Puzzle
No More Kings - Chess Puzzle

No More Kings - Chess Puzzle

Christian Montoya

A totally new puzzle game based on the rules of Chess.

One of CNET's Best Mobile Games of September 2015 and GameZebo's New iOS Games You Should Be Playing.

“slick, simple and refined... a great way to stretch your mind and learn more about how to play.” ~ CNET

“...very solid and an...

Moveless Chess
Moveless Chess
Moveless Chess

Moveless Chess

Nicolas Saraintaris

“A+ for chess nerd cleverness.” ~ (Rock Paper Shotgun)

//MOVELESS CHESS - Chess puzzles without moving your pieces!
Moveless Chess is an innovative chess game developed by Beavl. Your objective is to checkmate the black king without moving your pieces. But how then? By transforming your pieces into new ones. Every transformation...

Esfera Chess
Esfera Chess
Esfera Chess

Esfera Chess

Squz

Esfera is a 3D strategy game inspired by chess. Two armies fight a battle on a spherical world made of a lattice of hexagonal and pentagonal cells.

It will push your strategic and tactical abilities to the limits. Fans of Chess, Go, Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) and Checkers love Esfera.

Checkmate your opponent...

MineChess Free
MineChess Free
MineChess Free

MineChess Free

Danijel Lasic

iWorthIt review:

"The game is pretty fun and addicting."

"Overall, this is truly a unique concept."

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First, thank You for Your interest in this game!

The idea for this has been with me for a couple of years. I love to play Chess and I love to play Minesweeper, and I always wondered wouldn't...

Puzzle Chess
Puzzle Chess
Puzzle Chess

Puzzle Chess

415 Games, Inc.

This is NOT your ordinary Chess game! This is a Chess Adventure!

Your Enemies move like Chess pieces, but the similarity to Chess ends there...

Impenetrable walls, Trapdoors, Teleporters and Time Bombs? Set them off and see what happens!

Things can get tricky but don’t despair, for along the way,...

Crazy Chess Random Variant - BA.net
Crazy Chess Random Variant - BA.net
Crazy Chess Random Variant - BA.net

Crazy Chess Random Variant - BA.net

Jaime Garcia Ghirelli

The game is based on the game of chess but contains rearranged chess pieces. Free game, no IAP.

Crazy Chess is played using a normal chess board. The moves and pieces are the same as the original game. Because of the rearranged pieces, players cannot use typical chess opening moves.

The...