Chess With Friends Free

Chess With Friends Free

The oldest, most popular game of strategy! From the makers of Words with Friends

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.75
  • Updated: December 19, 2016
  • Requires Android: 4.1 and up
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000



Take no prisoners and protect your King at all costs! Brought to you by the makers of Words with Friends, Chess with Friends Free is the best way to play the classic Chess board game on Android.

Connect with friends and challenge them to one of the oldest, most popular strategy games in the world. Play multiple games at the same time, track your moves and improve your stats.

Download Chess with Friends Free and start playing the most social chess game today!

★ CONNECT with Facebook to play family and friends, or find and challenge a random opponent
★ TRACK your record, skill rating, and head-to-head stats to improve your game play

★ SIZE UP your opponent by viewing their matches and stats on their profile
★ PRACTICE MODE - Choose your skill level, train your brain, and learn new tactics by challenging Chesster the Chess coach. Play him online or offline to sharpen your skills
★ RELIVE the glory by replaying moves on the board in existing and past games
★ ENCOURAGE, boast or taunt your opponent with in-game chat
★ PLAY multiple chess games at once across Android and iOS

Player Reviews:
★“Great app for playing with friends or anybody else that loves the game”
★“I love this game!!! It’s as simple as that. A must have for the chess player in all of us”
★“Great game that challenges your mind, and helps you learn new skills while playing with friends”
★“My favourite app. The first app I check each morning. The only game I play every day. I’ve got a dozen opponents across the globe. My favourite app by far.

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● Use of this application is governed by the Zynga Terms of Service. These Terms are available at
● For specific information about how Zynga collects and uses personal or other data, please read our privacy policy at Zynga’s Privacy Policy is also available through the Privacy Policy field in the Developer section below.
● The game is free to play, however in-app purchases are available for additional content and premium currency. In-app purchases range from $0.99 to $99.99.
● This game does permit a user to connect to social networks, such as Facebook, and as such players may come into contact with other people when playing this game.
● Terms of Service for Social Networks you connect to in this game may also apply to you.
● You will be given the opportunity to participate in special offers, events, and programs from Zynga Inc. and its partners.
● Must be 13+ to play.
● Use of this application requires a Facebook or Zynga With Friends account


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5 39,421 
4 21,362 
3 6,122 
2 2,043 
1 4,071 

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Reese Glover Published date: August 26, 2017

    I've invited a few to challenge me for a game of chess. Too many adds, so 4 stars. Still I do love this app! The app allows you to choose from your contacts with ease; its so simple, enjoyable and easy for beginners. You can even play against new random people... new networks! I like the text feature for messaging during the game. I use the app on my LG Stylo 2 Android phone and Samsung tablet. My son uses the app on his iPad Mini. The program is just wonderful... download it and see! Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Jose Salas Published date: January 10, 2017

    CHESS This game is literally the BEST chess game there is... you can play so many people at once and from around the world! It's amazing playing people from all over the world really helps you expand your knowledge on chess as well as better your technique. I've never played in a competitive level but if I did this app would be were I'd practice. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Chris Billington Published date: March 7, 2017

    Recent member. Playing with others is good but when I want a quick game I want to play against a computer. When I try and play either easy, intermediate or expert it doesn't work. I play my first move and then the computer just sits there thinking and never plays. I know the rules of chess but I'd like some intermediate tutorials on strategy, classic techniques etc. Surely this could be woven into the app. I'd pay for the ad free premium version if it included features like that. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Glenn Meier Published date: March 18, 2017

    I understand that ads are part of what allows a developer to offer a game for free, and I think there's nothing wrong with that. However, as a user of the game, I feel like there are too many ads. After each move that I submit I see at least two ads, and I feel like I've even had to close out 3 on a few occassions. This seems like overkill and honestly makes me sick of playing the game to an extent. Idk. Ads are legit, I'm not one of those people that can't deal with getting a game for free when it comes with ads, but there's just too many imo. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Paul Maxey Published date: January 26, 2017

    Usability is great if you just want to have matches against friends or random strangers. Doesn't do much for instruction or improving your game, but they don't claim that they do, either. Does allow you to export PGN, though. I would like to see a feature added where it automatically moves if your opponent only has one legal move, as well. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Justin Gilbert Published date: August 23, 2017

    I definitely say 5 stars overall and this by far is one of my favourite Zynga apps. I only have one slight control issue and it seems to be with opening active games. I tap to open but a majority of the time I have to tap it a dozen times if not more to get it to open. I thought at first maybe it was a loading issue so I have just tapped once and waited but it never opened. It seems I have to consistently tap as I have been to open any active game. If anyone else has the issue it is still worth the minor inconvience just keep tapping it will open eventually. Other than that I don't have any negative thing to say but a bunch of positives. It is a great way to improve chess skills and play with new people. It is an amazing social app and I really enjoy it - even more than Words. Love the game guys! Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Duncan Marks Published date: June 22, 2017

    The big complaint? The price on the "remove ads" prompt was different than the actual price. This thing needs an update. Could use some visual refreshing mostly, flat ui would put it right back into relevancy. Gameplay/interface controls are great, back end I'm sure is perfectly set up. Just needs new face Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Sunny Thao Published date: April 16, 2017

    Excellent array of features, especially the ability to review and analyze previous games, both yours and those of other players. The only minor gripe is when stepping back through a game, any touch on the screen other than on the back and forth arrows will send you directly to the furthest point in the game, causing you to lose your spot. Again, not a major concern, but it would be nice if it was fixed. Also, it would be great if you could start each game replay from the beginning instead of having to step every conpleted game backwards. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Zef-Side Andy Published date: March 20, 2017

    Update: works even better on my S7. The game is worthy and easy to operate. It had a couple issues with my old LG but no crashes. I like that the background music is the same as Ndemic's Plague, Inc. makes for a creepy sidebar that makes you think of how final any move you make can be. Thanks for the great app Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Android#1 No one likes Apple Published date: March 11, 2017

    Great fun. I've got three games going right now; all 3 are iPhone users, and I've won 2 of the 3. The 3rd I'll be winning soon. That aside, this is a great game to play with friends. It's relaxing and social. If you like chess then you have no reason not to get this game. DON'T LET iPHONE USERS WIN!!! Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Published date: December 4, 2017

    BUGS TOO MANY BATTERY AND CRASH ISSUES GS7 NOUGAT. SCREEN ROTATION IS ESSENTIAL, WHY NO ROTATION? 5 stars across the board if that were added. Some bugs, lagging and closing then reopening too often on the S7. Great Options allow for intense games. You can choose who to play with, ie: Good players instead of Random opponent generators. Fix the bugs and I'll give loves. 5 stars Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Dwayne Dillard Published date: March 21, 2017

    I think it is great overall for long term games and playing friends you otherwise wouldn't but.... the only reason l gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is..... Listen, I'm a "put him on the clock" type of player and, it would be nice to put the pressure of a 5-7 minute time limit on em to see how they react in real time. Just saying 😎 Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Matt Schaefer Published date: February 26, 2017

    This game is a great way to improve your game by playing with strangers and your pals. After a few games, it starts to match you with players of your caliber. The more you play, the better you get matched. There's also a nice chat feature in the game. I've made a few friends who are perfect matches and play regularly. Also, there's no rush wth the games. You have five days to make a move if your life gets too busy to focus on the game. There are a lot of ads in the game, sometimes it's like you get an ad screen after every move. Sometiimes the ads dont show up for every few days, it's kinda odd. Anyhow, they aren't manditory, there's always an X to quit the the ads. TL,DR; great games, play with friends or strangers. Cool chat feature to make new pals, espescially if they're awesome partners. Ignore the ads, just quit 'em. Get the app. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Chris Busath Published date: July 12, 2017

    Good enough. Some bugs. Sometimes doesn't update when one of your pieces is taken. Looks like it is still your old piece. Slow too. I know because me and my wife will play part of a game during the day and finish it at night when I get home. Sometimes we don't bother finishing. Get out a real chess board and play a new game. Fun to play with friends that live far away though. Currently playing an old roommate. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Ariel Carver Published date: January 18, 2017

    I love that I can connect with my friends and play with anyone if my friends are busy. We can private chat during and it shows me their last move and everything!! This is definitely a five star game! The only thing that could make it better would be like.. themes. Like changing the way the pieces look. Something like that. But it wouldn't be an improvement, just a bonus :) Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Nik Saunders Published date: April 23, 2017

    I downloaded this so I could play chess. Sadly this app is buggy as all get out. 1: pieces that have been captured will stay on the board visually. Someone I was playing with took my bishop with their rook. Their next turn, my bishop was on the board and their rook wasn't. Rebooting the game fixed that. Still, that's not good enough for a company that makes as money as Zynga does. 2: pieces' moves were not always displayed properly. Sometimes potential captures were not displayed as available, moreover trying to take the (unprotected) piece with a king was not possible. Basic concept: fine. Execution: poor. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Jorge Pille Published date: November 12, 2017

    Overall, I enjoy this chess app, the gameplay itself is very good. The free version of this app is tolerable. There are ads after each move, sometimes a bit too long, but I've gotten by just fine. I don't like is the misleading purchase call to action image that says it's $3.99 or something like that, then takes you to purchase screen and says $10. That's the only reason I haven't bought it. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Benjamin Jones Published date: August 2, 2017

    Overall a good chess app but I just wish they had a timer for each move you could set. The advertisements in between each move kind of throws you off too. Other then that I love the fact that you can see each a player's ranking & a few of their matches with other players. It also keeps pretty good stats on your matches as well. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Shannon Molver Published date: July 17, 2017

    This clean, simple program allows you to play chess against one or more opponents (Both friend and stranger.). My family loves to play each other throughout the week, using the program to chat while we play. It even tracks your wins and losses, both total and against a given opponent. My family and I love it. I recommend it to anyone with a love of chess. SM. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Matt Littlewood Published date: April 30, 2017

    It's good fun. Sadly most of my games people start and then simply leave the timer running. Would be good to have shorter controls as even with several games going on you may only play once every few days. It's not fun to win a game because someone can't be bothered to play. Some nice people there too so overall an excellent app. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Kris Genakos Published date: May 20, 2017

    Good app to play w friends or start a game with stranger. In todays busy lifestyle its nice to have a day or two to submit a move. There was a glitch where i couldnt go to my game once started but that seems to be resolved. Enjoy playing a few matches at the the same time as well Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Eric Mchugh Published date: May 3, 2017

    ****UPDATE**** There must have been a bug fix in one of the updates, because I have had no such problems as previously mentioned. Thank you, Zynga! I still love the game and play all the time. Great way to play different skill levels and styles from around the world! ***Previous Review*** I love this game. I play it constantly. But within the last week the app has started suddenly crashing and closing over and over. I have to go into the phone data settings and erase all data for the app, then re load and login... For it to fix it for maybe a day at best. Then crash again... what happened?!! I've even uninstalled and reinstalled it to try and fix to no avail Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Joshua Schwartz Published date: June 10, 2017

    Too aggressive on the advertising and after you clear out the advert it often doesn't show the last move correctly. However these are minor annoyances on an otherwise very good app. Feature request: a few quick accidental button presses send a move I didn't intend. A method of requesting to undo would be great but only if the other player agrees. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Matt Borden Published date: January 15, 2017

    A poor user experience. The ads are long, and often include audio which is both disrupting and pauses whatever other app you have running. Playing the AI Chesster is horrible! It takes anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 days for him to make a move. What kind of "robot" takes two days or more! Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Published date: December 8, 2017

    This is a great app! I knew nothing about chess prior to downloading and playing this app. The reason for 4 stars is the frequency of the ads: one for each of my moves during online play. One can get rid of them for a fee (under $5)... Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    James Mastrine Published date: January 16, 2018

    Great "live opponent" play. Anyone, anywhere, and just about any level. Love the addition of the comprehensive stats as well. The "Chester Practice Mode" could be upgraded a bit. I've played 50+ games in "expert" mode, and easily won every one. A little tougher maybe? Also, the commercials I can live with... part of a free app, but could do without the game asking me over and over and over to rate the app after I've already done so several times.... THAT'S VERY annoying. Otherwise, A+. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Jim Dabs Published date: November 26, 2017

    Too many adds. Overall me and my friend liked it. An add after every move? Too much, A reason to look elsewhere. Otherwise good game. ( because the adds 3 out of 5 stars.) (With add reduction 4 1\2 stars out of 5) would like to see 3d Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Published date: January 13, 2017

    Great app. Could be perfect. Love it. Just wish there was a live game mode to play people in real time. Also there are just way too many ads that pop up all the time. Add that to the fact that you have wait for your opponents moves and it can really take the excitement out of playing. But overall a very enjoyable app. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Frank DeRosa Published date: February 7, 2017

    Too many ads. Was looking for a game to play a friendly game of chess with people I personally know. All of the other stuff is of no consequence to me. A full screen ad after every move is ridiculous. Also it's a little buggy. Restarting the game fixed any issues, but still. Will be looking for a different option. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    William Charlock Published date: March 4, 2017

    Gets the job done. Other than the ads, in game play is good. The out of game UI leaves a lot to be desired. Could be simpler and have better flow. Overall it was the type of chess app I was looking for. If I had to make one change, it would be that if someone resigns, to give the other person the win instead of nothing for either player. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Kevin Hopkins Published date: February 3, 2017

    Over all solid, it could use a few changes.... For instance, I can see my ranking, but it doesn't tell me out of how many players. Also, options for different board styles would be nice. But overall I enjoy it more than most chess apps Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    amanda Izard Published date: December 30, 2016

    Fun Game, but could use improvements. I like playing, but I feel it could be a better app. When I try to push the game I'm wanting to make a play on, I usually have to hit it multiple times before it opens that game. The home screen is also busy with a lot of stuff that I don't need when only playing people I know. I'm not interested in playing a bunch of random people. Can we move all that stuff closer to the bottom of the home page?? Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Marika Wieliczko Published date: June 27, 2017

    Way too many ads. Makes for very annoying and disruptive play, especially seeing the same ads over and over and having to sit through them. Makes me want to avoid any of the advertisers that do this. Otherwise would play more but gets so frustrating. Do not recommend to friends who don't already use it bc have to apologize for the ads. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Joshua Piercey Published date: January 25, 2017

    I understand that adverts are what lets this game be free, but the fact that they autoplay after *every* turn make fast games frustrating. Which is a shame. Because if you just want to play Chess with your friends, this is basically perfect: functional, relatively intuitive and well laid out. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Noeey Ellis Published date: January 27, 2017

    Game was crap. Ads after every move but worse than that it lagged up to 3 or 4 minutes before showing moves. Was offered solutions by the app developers but none worked. Test the game right out before you even consider paying for ad free version. Uninstalling despite paying for it. It is that unplayable. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Joel Ryle Published date: August 2, 2017

    Fix 'no ads' price , add tutor and chester needs to respond quicker. Otherwise pretty good. Also just a idea/suggestion ....could you possibly put an option that gives a player 'move feedback' that would show better move options on PREVIOUS played games or moves to help the player improve future games. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Umar Malik Published date: September 24, 2017

    This is a horrible app. Opponent has up to 5 days to make a move. Who ever made that rule should be fired. Thats stupid. They should give people 2 days to make a move. A game with 1 move per 5 days can take months to end. Stupid idea. Even after the 5 days. App will allow them to make a move. At that point game should just end. Horrible ideas. Find a better chess app. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    John Edward Schwartzenburg Published date: April 12, 2017

    I have paid for ad removal a few times over the years when re-downloading this game. I recently switched back to Android. It costs 10 dollars to remove advertisements now?? Not only that, but the app asks you if you want to remove ads for 3.99, and then it still tries to charge you $9.99 for the transaction. This might be a bug, but it seems like slimy and greedy business practices. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    Kostas Zolotas Published date: January 5, 2017

    THE worst Horrible. An ad after every. Single. Move. And incredibly unstable to the point where the game had to be reset after every. Single. Move. RIIIIKIIDICULOUS! Not worth the 20 seconds I wasted to download the ap. If there were a way to flip the board and table in rage, that might even things out. Full Review

  • Chess With Friends Free
    MyTwoCents Ok Published date: May 27, 2017

    I like it! Lot's of good things about this and only two bad things. One- The ads really suck, some are video with loud audio, so I play it on mute. Most ads can be skipped quickly, and it is not an ad on every turn like some people say. Two- I wish there was an option to change the style of the pieces but there is only one. Everything else is good. You can get back to multiple games with people and scroll through the moves made thus far which is an amazing feature. I like this app a lot! Full Review