What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that tChess Pro is a chess simulator that teaches new players and can challenge skilled ones. It offers both a tutorial and an analysis mode -- letting players build their skills -- and offers hints to those who find themselves outmatched by the game. The game’s navigation is weak, though, and it assumes a knowledge of chess that could frighten off beginners.
Is it any good?
Chess may be known as the sport of kings, but TCHESS PRO isn’t first in line for the crown. While the chess engine is a good one against which to practice your skills, a clumsy menu system detracts from the experience. That could drive away fans of the game. Beginners, meanwhile, will probably get frustrated fast, since (despite a tutorial mode) there’s not a lot of handholding. The app’s $4.99 price tag is also a bit high, given its lack of polish. With some interface updates, though, tChess Pro could shine.