Chess

Contains ads
4.5
1.67M reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

★ Top Developer (awarded 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015) and many years "Editors Choice" ★

AI Factory's Chess is the best free Chess game on Android. For years it has been top ranked among the 600+ chess apps listed! Its first class tutor makes it great for both developing Chess Strategy and improving your chess skills.

Completely free! This is not a demo, and has no locked options.

Featuring:

- ★NEW★ Now displays the chess line you are in e.g. Queen's Gambit
-- 12 play levels (Novice->Expert) This uses intelligent weakening for lower levels. Good for beginners.
-- Casual and Pro modes. Learn on Casual and progress to Pro.
-- Chess Tutor. This powerful option shows a recommended piece to move, excellent for developing chess strategy and avoiding simple mistakes.
-- Analyse move. Perform deeper analysis on your move.
-- “Show CPU Thinking” option for level 3+. Allows the user to see what the AI is considering.
-- Achievements and Leaderboards! Uses your Google Play Games account.
-- Provides ELO Rating based on your results against CPU in Pro Mode.
-- Review game mode. Step through your game!
-- Load/Save game files & PGN Export
-- Designed for both Tablet and Phone, supporting Landscape mode for all Tablets and many Phones too.
-- 2 player hot-seat and online. Play against your friends!!
-- Chess Stats, Timers, Hints and Handicaps
-- Choose between a large selection of 2D and 3D boards and piece sets!
-- Uses Treebeard Chess engine (as used in Microsoft's MSN Chess). This has a unique "human-like" style.

This free version is supported by 3rd party ads. Ads may use internet connectivity, and therefore subsequent data charges may apply. The photos/media/files permission is required to allow the game to save game data to external storage, and is sometimes used to cache ads.

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Updated on
Jun 21, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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4.5
1.67M reviews
M
January 22, 2023
Updated phones, and the new version just doesn't have it. Different look, different sounds, different animations and now, It seems like choosing any level over 2 actually selects an option to flip a coin, with heads being level 1 and tails being level 10. So choosing a level 3, which used to consistently be a good game for a bathroom break, I either get an opponent that essentially just vomits and collapses, or I get high blood pressure because I'm facing robot M. Carlson.
12 people found this review helpful
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AI Factory Limited
January 27, 2023
Thank you for your thoughts, but absolutely nothing has changed in look, sounds, animation or AI engine for cpu levels in this app. Please check this is the app you expect or contact support@aifactory.co.uk with more info.
Adem Ayed
January 4, 2023
It's a pretty basic yet helpful app that you can play chess on. Has lots of options and tools for beginners or pro's, the only problem I have is that I can't figure out how to castle. I know you should be able to since the CPU'S can castle. Other than that, it's a good app. But I would greatly appreciate it if someone would make this specific move more accessible and easy to find.
34 people found this review helpful
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AI Factory Limited
January 10, 2023
You can castle by moving the king two squares to left or right, and rook will automatically move to its new position. Don’t forget though that you can only castle if king and rook have not previously moved, none of the squares between them are blocked, king is not in check and none of the squares king passes through are attacked by enemy pieces.
A Google user
December 8, 2022
I'm fine with the ads but they are totally inconsistent in how you exit them. You end up clicking on ads you don't want to. I get that this is free but I'm at the point that I'll pay a few bucks to avoid the forcing you to click on an ad to get back to the game. Suggest you have the ad exit icon subdued for 10 seconds or whatever then activate.
43 people found this review helpful
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AI Factory Limited
December 9, 2022
Thank you for the feedback. Unfortunately ad networks control how and when ads can be skipped, not us. For the ad-free version, please search "AI Factory Chess Pro" in Google Play. To carry over progress, you can export stats (Stats screen) + saved games (Load Saved Game screen) from free and import to paid.

What's new

Tweaks for Samsung tablets to try to avoid a Samsung bug whilst it's fixed.