Chess Free

Chess Free

Tired of chess apps that look like they were made in 1982? Download Chess Free!

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.31
  • Updated: May 30, 2013
  • Requires Android: 1.5 and up
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000



Are you tired of playing chess games that look like they were designed for a Commodore 64 instead of today's smartphones? We've got the antidote for you. Chess Free is the best looking chess game available for Android, and best of all - it's free!

Chess Free supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.

Chess Free offers a host of exciting features, including:

* Great graphics and exciting sound effects
* Configurable player names and score tracking
* Outstanding AI engine with configurable difficulty level
* Board rotation for two player games
* Undo function
* Automatic save when you get a phone call or exit the application

Chess Free is supported by unobtrusive banner advertising.


37,998 total
5 20,239 
4 7,502 
3 4,114 
2 1,993 
1 4,150 

  • Chess Free
    Szymon Struski Published date: April 30, 2016

    It's changed Before you could move your chess pieces anywhere to they're ability but now you can't , it make you lose to the stupid computer or a real player. And the ads they are actually by Google in all apps. YOU CAN PAY TO HAVE NO ADS BUT IT FREACKING A RIP OFF. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Linda Teuling Published date: December 26, 2013

    It can meet you at your level and you can win as you progress. This app doesn't teach you how to play chess. You need to know the moves to use this app. But I appreciate the fact that it starts had a very beginning level and you can set it upwards as your skill grows. I have had a lot of fun with this app and I think that my skill is growing. However, I have a way to go before I start playing in tournaments. If you want to improve your game gradually, this is a good app to use. I have enjoyed it a lot. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Chowpimp Chowpimp Published date: October 22, 2014

    No problems Great app. Computer plays or "adjusts"according to your skill level. Advertisements are minimum and place at the bottom of screen. Only thing i don't like, is that you can't challenge the computers 'passe pawn' but it can take yours if you move pass its pawn. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Archie McGeoch Published date: May 4, 2016

    Simply chess The pictures you see is exactly what is in the game. It is just a chess board. It is convenient with speed and simplicity, yet you can't choose what color you are when facing the computer. That stinks. I do not advice people with fat fingers to play this game. My fingers are normal and a still have a difficult time moving my pieces. I often move the wrong pieces because of the such small squares. It would be great if it had a zoom like when viewing pictures on a phone. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Edson Gardea Published date: September 17, 2016

    Awesome Pass Time and Challenging. Great pass time! It's challenging at the default difficulty (which you can change). It has an "undo" button that will revert back your moves, which is great for practice/learning your mistakes. Ads are very limited, so they don't really annoy like other games with ads. Great game. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    A Google User Published date: March 17, 2015

    Excellent time pass, but some ui issues with htc one perfect for the long rides, and when your in between waits in long line. I've noticed that the some buttons are off size (menu buttons)... I have given it a five for its practicalness but it seems the developer isn't listening to my issues. Please fix the button issues on note 4 display, they are to small. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Jeffrey Zulu Published date: February 7, 2017

    I've used this app for several years. Loved it for most of those years. Lately, however the game is constantly interupted by pop ups directing to the play store. I understand that free versions are supported by adds, but this is ridiculous. Banner ads were tolerable, but the constant pop ups are very annoying. I have uninstalled this app and looking for a new chess app. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Karl Lepon Published date: November 27, 2015

    Good game but unfair This game makes you really think but sometimes it is unfair. Most of the times, (i dont why and i dont know how), i get "checkmate-ed" even if there are still ways to escape. It is just unfair. :( Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Bruce Johns Published date: October 25, 2017

    At one time this app was awesome! The graphics and game play are still the best. However recently it opens and allows play very slowly, like one minute, and seems to also spawn install pop ups wanting me to click install. I would pay for this app if it didn't have these issues. I am uninstalling my favorite chess app. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Jacob Amos Published date: December 27, 2013

    Made for iPhone I had this app when I had my iPhone and I loved it. Downloaded it here and expected similar quality, but was very disappointed. The interface is far worse and makes it way harder to use. This app was made for the iPhone. The Android version is a sloppy remake. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Published date: January 6, 2017

    Computer cheats Been playing for a while now. On medium difficulty. Its a good challenge until one of the computer's pawns turns into a queen out of no were and without even moving from its place. Please fix the "bug" otherwise it's ok. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Published date: February 24, 2017

    Infuriating. It was a decent app with tolerable ads on the bottom of the screen. Now, the ads are still there, but every time it's my move, the game disappears and my play store opens to some other nonsense it wants me to download. Then I have to close the app and re-open it to get back to the game. Avoid. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Brad Porter Published date: September 20, 2015

    Wtf I keep getting stalemate when I clearly can win. I excel at chess my first time playing and learning it. I always plan 5 moves ahead. I'm not that smart like others to plan 14 moves ahead. But I know when I have a checkmate. I'm finding a new chess app. You suck. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Israel Young Published date: November 25, 2014

    Annoying features I hate the draw by stalemate or draw by repetition feature. The enemy HAS TWO UNITS LEFT, AND SINCE I DONT KILL IT FAST ENOUGH, ITS A DRAW??? I BASICALLY WON THE MATCH. LET IT DRAG OUT. WHAT A STUPID FEATURE Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Andy Ando Published date: October 3, 2015

    Pawn freezes game A brilliant and intuitive chess game let down only by a frustrating bug that freezes the game when a pawn gets to exchange! However, this only occurs on my Kindle and not my Android phone which works perfectly. If it wasn't for the bug I would give it five stars!! Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Cheyenne Griffin Published date: January 9, 2017

    Good game but it cheats Love the game itself. Really nice. But it doesn't allow you to make certain moves if it's about to take out their piece, and it also just gives up and "draws" when you're about to win. Makes it less fun Full Review

  • Chess Free
    digger danny 237 Published date: November 28, 2015

    Worst chess game Whatever mode or difficulty you put it on, you always will lose ! I keep playing it on no difficulty. That's how bad it is. Even on that mode, you still lose! One time I was on check, and I clicked on another place, where no other pieces were to be checkmate, and it won't let me! That's why I gave it 2 stars. The second star Is just for the good graphics. Very bad, the game. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Dan Souza Published date: May 6, 2017

    Used to be really good. Now it has obnoxious full screen ads and you have to restart your game. Also freezes constantly. Game hasn't been updated in 4 years. I think the developer has abandoned the app. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Joanne Boyce Published date: November 8, 2016

    Good basic game I like that you can choose which colour you want to be and also the difficulty level. I would like the pieces to be a little bigger and easier to differentiate. I always thought that 'white' moved first.. Not in this version. Over all a great little basic chess game. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Rex Boughner Published date: September 30, 2016

    cheats this game is pretty good unless i choose to play 1 player. then when i win, or almost win it says "IT'S A DRAW - DRAW BY STALEMATE". this game is really annoying if ur super competitive like me. so if i were u i wouldnt download it. you never win!!! Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Kevin Coulombe Published date: September 4, 2013

    Too easy The AI is not strong enough. I am a decent chess player, but I am nowhere near master level and I have not competed in years. Yet, I managed to draw my first game with this app at the hardest difficulty settings without putting much effort into it. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    A Google User Published date: June 19, 2014

    It mistakes a few repeated moves for a "draw by threefold repitition" and says "draw by stalemate" when my opponent's king clearly has nowhere to go. Same on singleplayer, but works just fine when the cpu traps MY king. Please fix this. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Christopher Hakem Published date: December 8, 2016

    Crashes so Often When im in a game it works fine but after a checkmate occurs it either freezes or crashes and then I'd have to wait another 5 minutes just for the app to reload to play another game. Better chess apps than this one Full Review

  • Chess Free
    vincent robinson Published date: March 21, 2017

    I loved this at first.....then it fell apart. Pop-ups go nuts and start to overwhelm my phone. I tried removing the app and reinstalling it. This stopped it for a while and then it started again. I have other apps from this company and have no problems with them. I am now removing this app for good. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Sergey Noway Published date: June 13, 2013

    Good game but not perfect No way to use undo after the game is done and forced draw even if you are winning if computer does the stalemate made me take 2 stars off. Most off the time doesnt save a game or saves incorectly if phone is on standby. Fix those and I will give 5 stars... Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Kip Kay Published date: November 1, 2016

    Crashy I've seen five commercials and crashed three times, but haven't moved a chess piece yet. But they wanted to make sure I rated the app. Maybe you should code that pop up for after a game is actually played. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Flynney McGee Published date: November 26, 2016

    A great basic version of a classic! It's a great game! You've done it justice in your version. It really needs clearer piece symbols & pleasessss get rid of the in play ads. It's so annoying, focus losing, irritating, makes the game unenjoyable. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Sergei Bodrov Published date: August 17, 2013

    Great game but... I noticed a glitch when playing against the computer... I'm not sure if im the only one but as soon as the computer takes over my queen with the Bishop, that same bishop now has the ability to move around like the queen. (Weird) I would give this game 5 stars.. but since the actual game has glitches it deserves a 1 star cant play right like this Full Review

  • Chess Free
    vernisha m. norton Published date: October 8, 2016

    Go optime! no better chess game. sometimes there is a glitch or two where the peices get stuck but I have been playing for six years now and haven't found a better chess game for android yet! You have to know how to identify a stalemate and turn it into a checkmate before its a tie. If u can't beat the computer you suck! Updated from 12/25/15! Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Divye Kapoor Published date: July 27, 2013

    Reasonably strong chess but missing features Use Chess for Android if you're looking for a stronger engine. Also lacks a "move suggest" feature, move listing, capture count and switch sides which are all there in Chess for Android. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Rebecca Wall Published date: May 22, 2016

    It's a draw? Every time I am about to win, the app stops the game and tells me "it's a draw!" Also when I am in check, I can't move my king at all or attack any of the prices. It was fun, but now it isn't. Please fix!!! Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Published date: June 10, 2017

    It wouldn't let me move in certain places so in some instances I couldn't move a player to win or kill another player. Please fix this is REALLY annoying! Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Ethan Tan Published date: December 15, 2015

    Fun but... Theres a glitch that is irratating me and the glitch is when u cant move the pieces even though they can move there coz I KNOW THE PRIEST CAN MOVE DIAGONALLY ! Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Bernard Snead Published date: June 25, 2014

    Chess free optime software Installed a few months ago. Played almost everyday. Today I noticed that one of my pieces disappeared after I moved to a place where the computer could not take my piece. I repeatedly made this move and then undid it. Each time my pice vanished from a "safe" square and again my piece disappeared. Un installing. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Sophia Shapira Published date: May 24, 2015

    A great game for non-experts!!! Too many chess game developers r so fixated on writing an AI *difficult* to beat for *seasoned* player that result is game *impossible* to beat for *not* so seasoned player. This isn't a good thing, because in Abstract Strategy game, some things you just can't learn if game is over before it begins once skill level is taken into account - and no, the 'tutors' some games offer is *not* a solution. A diverse sliding scale for AI level is the only solution -- and this is the only Chess app I know of with that. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    red riddle Published date: January 8, 2017

    Used to be my favorite app This used to be my favorite app but since it's latest update every time I open the app it takes me to the Google store to download some other game. Even when I could still get into the app, pop-ups would take over relentlessly taking me to the Google store to download other games. I am removing this app as it has become unusable. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Lord Veron Published date: May 30, 2015

    Nice but... Great game, just like normal chess and fun and easy. However, I don't like when it does the it's a draw due to stalemate and all that crap. I'm about to win and then it says it's a draw that's just bull crap but overall a good game :) Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Daniel Pun Published date: August 8, 2014

    Won't let me win!!! Works great for me and the ai is challenging but when I corner the king it always ends one turn before checkmate and says draw by stalemate instead. Not really a big issue but the ai is being a little bit of a sore loser. Would give full rating if it wouldn't always end my victories prematurely with a stalemate. Full Review

  • Chess Free
    Logan Yates Published date: September 20, 2015

    Great Game This is one of the best chess apps I've ever seen! Finally the search is over and I don't have to deal with annoying ads. My only critique is that I can't do tournament level moves, but I still highly recommend that you download this FREE app! Full Review

  • Chess Free
    William Palmer-EL Published date: April 7, 2016

    Good for the mind. Helps make the time go by. The skill level allows you to challenge yourself to become a better player. Plus the undo action allows you to learn from your mistakes. And that's ok with me. A great chess game Full Review