Can't get past the sign-up! Would be real helpful if it checked for username availability when you choose one, instead of waiting until the end. Also, having a search box with keywords for the avatars would be helpful because when you have to go back and select another username, it's difficult to find the same avatar again. As a parent, I've already wasted 20 mins trying to help my child sign-up and we still don't have an available username. Too much time wasted, so I'm done.
Puzzles fun but frustrating Many times there are more than one solutions but only one is counted as correct. There have been cases as well where the "correct" solution was clearly worse than our solution and yet it was counted as wrong. The puzzles have no id so I can't easily report the problem to the author.
Chess kids .com Awesome brain work out,now I'm ready for my tournament next Saturday!:-)
Need to contact tech support I have a gold subscription to chesskids website for myself and my son. The website is great. And the ap would be great if it would recognize that I have a subscription, but after logging in we still only have access to the basic membership areas. I've tried for a couple of days without success to reach any support from the website to solve this problem with no success. Just posting here to try to reach them. After that issue is resolved I'm sure I will rate it a 5.
It's good and all.. Sometimes it's so frustrating when you can't get past the puzzles! Like I was confused when it wanted you to take the rook instead of doing a check mate!!
Overall, I like this app. My kids like the videos (or what we've seen without having the gold membership) and playing the various "characters". One thing I wish this app would let you do is have a way to let two "humans" play on the same device for those times when you might not be near an internet connection. Also, one thing I find odd is the disparity between the "computer" opponents with a rating over 1000 and those under. I've played several characters on an old Chessmaster game with similar ratings, and I've lost some and won some. But on this app, I've played many games against characters rated under 1000 and won almost every time. (The times I didn't win it was because I made a stupid move and drew the game.) I mean, not even close. Yet out of the handful of games I've played with 1000 or over, I haven't even come close once. I know I'm still learning the game and all, but I wouldn't have expected such a sudden difference in play. It's that disparity that keeps me from giving it a full rating. Other than that, though, I love this app.
- bug fixes
- performance improvements
- improvements in Slow & Fast Chess modes
- add Claim on Time for Slow Chess
- update default pieces
- improvements in Videos
- improve vs Computer game mode
- fix Puzzles issues
- fix Video issues
- bug fixes
One of the most addictive and fun puzzles that will get your brain working daily
Dinosaur Chess is the best and FUN way to learn and play chess for all ages.