What are the best chess apps for Android?

Various chess applications, online games, and more have scattered through the web. In fact, there are chess apps already available for Android devices. Here's our list of these apps and tell us more of what you know to help out our fellow users! 

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    #1Chess With Friends

    Chess With Friends

    Chess With Friends is an app for Android which lets users challenge their friends to a chess game. This app allows players to play several chess games at the same time and keep track of their progress and moves.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kevin Yi
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "My friends and I have been using this chess app for android, and what I really, really like about this game app is that it's hassle-free, the fact that it can be connected to Facebook,. It's easier to invite my friends to play whenever we get bored and want somthing exciting to play. And also I like the feeling you get whenever you win a match. It's fulfilling!! 😃"
  2. 16

    #2CT-ART 4.0

    CT-ART 4.0
    CT-ART 4.0 is an app that takes the role of a trainer, putting you to the test and helping you find the best move with advice, explanations, and demonstrations in case of incorrect answers that you could do during the learning.


    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kevin Yi
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "A professor recommended this chess game app to me, since I'm kinda good with the game, and he thinks that downloading this CT-ART would make me even more better. When I downloaded this app, I found out that it's used mainly for training someone with the tactics on chess. Although I don't intend to train someday, what I like about this is I am learning tactics I didn't even know before. I think this will make me even better in chess. Best chess app, indeed!!!"
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    iChess is a free chess game app for Android and iOS devices. It features more than 1000 real life chess scenarios to help you improve your skills in this game played around the world. It is also designed with three difficulty levels.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Vihaan Patel
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "I was in a public transpo when I saw the person sitting beside me playing a game on his phone. So I asked him what the apps name is coz I was surprised that apps for chess actually exist! and I want to play what he was playing, I mean the match. He was almost losing the game! Anyway, I thought it's only available for iphone but then when I checked it out on play store, I downloaded it wihtout hesitation. And yeah I've been practicing and playing for almost a month now, during my spare time. It's cool that somehow this best chess app helps me exercise my brain."


Chess does not require your full physical exertion for you to play and win it. If you got that strategy and game in your head, then, this could be an ideal sport for you. Yes, you read it just right. Did you know that according to several references, chess is considered a sport? Because of the observation Brin-Jonathan Butler had during a championship match in chess, he finally came to a conclusion that it is indeed a sport. He saw how intense and pressured each player was during the game. Trying to focus and concentrate fully on it while seated, the contenders were apparently exhausted physically, mentally, and most probably emotionally, which are all that an athlete needs during a match of any kind of athletic event. Based on the London Chess Conference 2018's article, chess requires physical fitness. Because without it, one couldn't achieve full mental wellness, the primary key to having a good chess game. 

This argument whether or not chess is a sport can go further than we can think of and people on both parties of this discussion have somehow become so serious about it. Nonetheless, let us just appreciate the beauty of this game or should I say sport? Let's just enjoy playing with friends and family anyway it is already widely available on many kinds of platforms like mobile applications. You can install chess apps for Android and also for iPhone. Not a hassle right? 

Well, the bottom line is, the fulfilment it gives to its winners after long strenuous hours of concentrating and thinking and the sportsmanship every player is embodying in every match, without a doubt, label chess a sport.

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    #4The King of Chess

    The King of Chess

    The King of Chess is a game app that helps you improve your thinking ability by using strategy and tactic in a chess game. This will also help you get better in the game as you face difficult levels and great opponents.


    Android, iOS


    Benjamin Stewart
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "I love playing chess and was recently told about The King of Chess for my android phone. This has everything I could ever ask for in a chess game. It has leader boards for recognizing the best players along with multiplayer to challenge others. It is based on rank so you get to play harder opponents as you progress through the rankings."
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    #5Chess Live

    Chess Live

    Chess Live a chess game designed for all Android users that supports one player mode, multiplayer and online gameplay. This app enables you to play against your friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent and clash it.




    Rodolfo Blanco
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "Chess live for me is one of the most legit apps to play chess. Though it's just simple, I like that I can play with a real person or either a computer. Been a fan of chess since when I was a kid when my brother taught me to play. Until now, I still play it on my android phone and sometimes, I play with my brother as well using just our phone, coz it's convenient as compared to bringing the board game"
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    #6Chess: From Beginner to Club

    Chess: From Beginner to Club

    Chess: From Beginner to Club is an app that contains a complete teaching program and introduces you to the rules and laws of chess. This also helps you improve your chess knowledge, consolidate the acquired knowledge into practice, and more.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Wang Luo
    Written on October 12, 2017
    "While this is a good app to teach people how to play chess who wants to. They need to work on the functionality of the app. Students are still able to make mistakes without the app notifying them. I think that if they fix this feature the app could help to make some awesome chess players. "
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    #7Real Chess

    Real Chess

    Real Chess brings the classic chess game into a new dimension. It also enables users to feel the beauty of interacting with virtual chess set against AI or real opponents. This app is designed with different themes and advanced 3D graphics.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Thomas Davidson
    Written on October 13, 2017
    "I love the game of chess, but it's rare for me to find someone to play with due to my work schedule. So I decided to find a chess app for my Android. I downloaded Real Chess which has great 3D graphics. I love the option that I can play against the AI for practice, but the best feature is the ability to play against other users to test your skills. "
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    #8Chess Time

    Chess Time

    Chess Time is a free cross-platform multiplayer game for Android and iOS devices in which you can compete with friend and unknown people from all over the planet. It has a built-in chat to message your opponent.


    Android, iOS


    Ethan McDonald
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "Chess Time is a free app that you can get from either Google Play or iTunes. It lets you play head to head chess with people all over the world. It will work fine with people playing on android and iOS. The in app chat lets you get into all that nasty trash talk that chess is famous for. This fits the topic perfectly. "


Best What are the best chess apps for Android
1Chess With FriendsGames 18 Free
2CT-ART 4.0Apps 16 Free
3iChessGames 15 Free
4The King of ChessGames 14 Free
5Chess LiveGames 10 Free
6Chess: From Beginner to ClubApps 9 Free
7Real ChessGames 9 Free
8Chess TimeGames 0 Free

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