What are the best chess games for playing with friends?

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    #1Chess 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.

    Games

    Android

    Free

    Ruth Ellis
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "I love to play chess as do my friends. This app is great to keep a game going between and allowing us to play online. You can play against your friends or if no one is available the computer program is always there to challenge you. The icons and gameplay is smooth and smart. Easy to use and enjoy."
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    #2tChess Pro

    tChess Pro

    tChess Pro is a premium chess game for iOS devices, prepared for all kind of gamers, from beginners to advanced players. The game has some extra built-in features for pro players as a PGN database or a Pro Analysis Mode.

    Games

    iOS

    $7.99

    Judith Guzman
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "I do like that tChess is a simple way to play chess and has extra features. However I don't really care for the graphics. It is nice that it has different levels because I would want to play someone on the same level as me."
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    #3Chess by Mastersoft

    Chess by Mastersoft
    Chess by Mastersoft Chess is a free app for iOS whose engine got a 4th place in the Microcomputer Chess Championship. Play with a kind-of chess coach and try to defeat the CPU, either you're a beginner or an advanced player.
    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Michael Robinson
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "I love playing chess and am always looking for ways to play chess with other people. I came across Chess by Mastersoft and it's a great way to get better at chess. While I can't play with others, I can hone my skills so I don't do as poorly when I do play my friends."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the longest official chess game lasted 269 moves and ended in a draw? Despite being already established as a game that goes back decades into the past, with the earliest record of it being played almost 1500 years ago, the exact roots of chess is widely disputed, as both its place and person of origin remain unclear. In 1913, a book titled A History of Chess, by Harold James Ruthven Murray stated that chess originally came from Northern India, then spread to Persia. The entire Asian continent soon followed suit and following the Moorish conquest of Spain. The game then grew in popularity within Southern Europe.

The ancestors of chess originated in northern India during the Gupta Empire, where its early form in the 6th century was known as Chaturanga. In Sassanid Persia, the name changed to Chatrang, where the rules were developed further. Another interesting thing to note is that during this time, players started calling “Sh?h!” when threatening the opponent’s king and “Sh?h m?t!” whenever the opponent’s king couldn’t escape from attack, which translated to “King!” and “the king is finished!”, respectively. These call-outs were used similarly as “check!” and “checkmate!” in the modern version of chess. For chess enthusiasts or those who want to improve their chess skills, playing chess with friends will be a great training ground. To those who want to play but has no chess board or even playmates to train with, there are lots of chess apps that you can download on your computer or mobile device.

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    #4iChess 3D

    iChess 3D
    iChess 3D is a premium chess game, exclusive for iOS devices, that has been developed with the idea of creating a strong CPU in mind. The graphics are 3D and nice shaped. 
    Games

    iOS

    $0.99- with in-app purchases

    Gary Ortiz
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "iChess 3D is a great chess game. The chess board and pieces look extremely realistic on my retina display and I love the online play. This game is sleek, gorgeous and a perfect example of the beauty of the iPhone."
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    #5Chess 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.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Echo Du
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "This is great for playing with friends or strangers from around the world. I like especially that I can go over previous games. I can see what went right and what went wrong and learn from other players."
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    #6The 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.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Timothy Crawford
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "I love chess. I do not always have someone to play with all the time so I tried The King of Chess. There are lots of skilled people to play with. I like the layout and how to communicate with others. I think this is a real good chess app. I play all the time. "
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    #7iChess

    iChess

    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.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jasmine He
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "This is a great app for solo practicing, but I can't see how to play with a friend. Maybe I am missing something? Good game with a bit of UI trouble, but looks like it is being worked on."
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    #8Tall Chess

    Tall Chess
    Tall Chess is a free chess game for iOS developed by Game Center. You can play with a chess fellow or with the CPU with different levels of difficulty. It features exporting in algebraic notation.
    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    César Amador
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "This a great chess app if you enjoy playing with your friends. The pieces are easy to see and and move. There is aso an export function which is helpful if you are the nerd type and like to track your notation. i also thought the color contrast of the board and the pieces was pleasing to the eye."
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    #9Knights Domain

    Knights Domain

    Knights Domain is a free chess game that users can download and play to their mobile phones. It offers in-app purchases and can be downloaded and installed in Android and iOS devices.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Wesley Sampson
    Written on January 4, 2019
    "A cool variant which focuses the use of knights and as a knights simulator is simple, quick to play with a friend on one device. I can have more of a conversation, allows me to get more personal while enjoying strategic simplicity."
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    #10Chess 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.

    Games

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Pranav Pawar
    Written on January 8, 2019
    "Great game to kill time! They also have a tracking feature where you can check your previous moves etc which helps a lot"
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    #11Chess

    Chess

    Chess is an opensource game available for Android with support for Chromecast enabled devices. It features a practice mode, online game play, and includes a Bobby Fischer-inspired Chess960 variation.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

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Summary

Best What are the best chess games for playing with friends
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Chess LiveGames 12 Free
2tChess ProGames 8 Paid
3Chess by MastersoftGames 8 Free
4iChess 3DGames 7 Paid
5Chess TimeGames 6 Free
6The King of ChessGames 5 Free
7iChessGames 3 Free
8Tall ChessGames 3 Free
9Knights DomainGames 1 Free
10Chess With FriendsGames 1 Free
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