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Chess With Friends

By Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Great way to play chess anytime; includes open chat.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

No Time limit!

Basic of all chess games

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Although the title is CHESS WITH FRIENDS, in reality you can play with friends or strangers. The app is simple and streamlined -- find an opponent (either two players sharing a device or online multiplayer) and then start a game. The app can notify you when it's your turn, and the board is always turned so that it faces the active player. One handy feature is being able to step backward in time to see all the previous moves, allowing you to play back a game in progress. There is also a chat screen that allows players to send messages to each other.

Although there is no ranking system so you won't necessarily be matched with somebody at your own skill level, the app is great for those who want to play chess but have trouble finding opponents.

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