Chess Playground

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About this game

Looking for a thrilling new experience to breathe some fresh air into your chess games? Look no further than trying out new variants of the game!

With a wide range of exciting and challenging variations available alongside regular chess, you're bound to find something that will ignite your passion for strategizing and outsmarting your opponents.

Whether you're looking for faster-paced games or want to test your skills in unconventional settings, new variants of chess will provide endless hours of fun and excitement. So, what are you waiting for? Embrace the thrill of the unknown and discover new ways of playing chess that you'll love!
By offering traditional chess and exciting new variants - you get the best of both worlds. Here, you can compete in the most played chess formats of Bullet, Blitz and Rapid chess. But when you want to take it up a notch and use your chess skills in new ways, look no further.

We have intense and innovative ways to express your chess.

• Looking for adrenaline-pumping game play with more at stake? We have it.

• Want to actually be in charge of where your pieces go at the start - like a real army General? We have that too.

• Want to combine gamesmanship, bluffing, and devious techniques to outfox your opponent? You've got it.

It's time to rip up the rule book, explore the chess universe and expand your chess horizons.


Bullet: Regular chess of 3 minutes or less for each player to make all of their moves

Blitz: Regular chess of between 3 and 10 minutes for each player to make all of their moves

Rapid: Regular chess with between 10 minutes and 30 minutes for each player to make all of their moves


Chessino: 3 phases of intense gameplay that require clear thinking, cunning and ice cool calculation. In the initial card phase, you'll need street smarts to bluff, bully and outfox your opponent. In phase 2, it's time to place your pieces on the board and just like in a real battle, you decide where your forces go! Strategically, place them on the board to protect your King but also be ready to strike your opponent. Finally, when all the pieces are in position, it's pure chess. Whoever wins the chess phase, wins the Pot.

Hijack: Go all-in from the start with this super-sly, super-fast chess format. Buy special privileges to tilt the game in your favour: swap hands: switch cards, spy on your opponent's hand and freeze the timer. This is all or nothing, dirty tricks chess.

Robot Battle: Pit your wits against an army of ruthless, chess playing robots. Each Robot defends a city on the World Chessino Tour. Beat each Robot 4 times to unlock the city and win its avatar. Unlock all 7 cities to claim the precious robot chess set.

o BRAND NEW COLLECTABLES - There's a shiny new shop and a brand new vault to store your medals, avatars and themes. New custom styles are available for the first time! Unlock board themes, new piece sets, card backs and so much more!

o PLAY YOUR CHESS FRIENDS - Connect and play with friends. Introduce them to fabulous variants and see who's the boss when it's a whole new chess game.

o GLOBAL LEADERBOARDS - ELO points and medals show how you rank against tens of thousands of players worldwide. Enter the Hall of Fame by winning a platinum medal in every format.







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CHESS PLAYGROUND™ is intended for an adult audience. It does not offer any real money gambling but is F2P (free-to-play). However, there are in-app purchases available for additional content.
Updated on
Oct 12, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

2.01K reviews
A Google user
December 26, 2019
Works some of the time. It's a really great concept, but the UI is basic, the response is slow, and the servers are hit or miss, but mostly a miss. I've had to quit numerous games that get hung up in the middle of it. edit: To comment to Queenside's reply, it isn't the other player leaving that is the problem, it is literally the game stalling in-between phases.
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Queenside Games
February 25, 2022
Hey! We'd just like to let you know, we've listened to your feedback and just released a complete overhaul of the app. If you're happy, please consider updating your review as we have worked really hard to make the game awesome :) We can't wait for you to try it! - Dan
Evern Deckard
July 21, 2020
It is a fun experience! However, if an opponent leaves you lose all of your chips. While the concept here is fun, and I play chess almost daily, I would reccomend changing the time format for the people who don't play chess as much. I suggest adding an increment of +1 up to a max of +3 seconds per move. This'll help with pieces not moving when you want them to, as well as help beginners better their tactics. A game archive would be nice too, to review past games. 4/5 for these minor issues.
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Queenside Games
July 23, 2020
Hey Evern, really glad you like it! Thanks for your feedback. We're working on a new version with upgrades and great new features. Remember to invite and play your friends. There is a Friends' Leader Board to see who is the Choker Champion. Have fun and good luck!! The Choker Team :-)
Wolff Morrow (Firebrandx)
November 28, 2022
Several bugs in the software for web browsers, including opponents' clocks still running several seconds after you checkmate them. Clicking pieces to move them during the blitz chess time scramble can often lead to the software buzzing you for an illegal move, and then it takes several seconds to regain control of the piece. Also not being able to see your opponent's Elo is annoying, and you can't click on their avatar to see their stats for possible cheating.
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Queenside Games
November 30, 2022
Hi Wolff, thanks so much for your feedback. I've passed this only the dev team to take a look at and get these issues fixed! - Dan

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