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Auro Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 16th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STRINGENT TACTICS
Auro has plenty of rules to keep to, but it's a very rewarding tactical experience.
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Take Chess on a Whole New Adventure with Chesslike

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 16th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Chesslike: Adventures in Chess, by Adam Moore, is a new spin on the classic game of chess. Chesslike is a puzzle adventure where the pieces now have new rules and you'll be exploring dungeons as you play.

You can also create your own dungeons with the level editor available on Chesslike.net and custom maps can be shared on the site so your friends can see just how devious you are. The game features items such as swords and shields that will upgrade your pieces, and you'll find helpful items such as keys and maps as you explore.

You can check out Chesslike: Adventures in Chess for $1.99 on the App Store.

MiniChess by Kasparov Will Teach Your Kids to Play Chess. I Know, Right?

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 11th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Cheddar the Mouse is an adorable chess master who aims to teach your kids how to play chess. He's also the star character of HeroCraft's new, Garry Kasparov-endorsed educational game, MiniChess by Kasparov.

As kids play,they'll solve puzzles that will teach them the basic rules of chess. The game also lets you play an actual game of chess so you can try out your new skills.

You can download MiniChess by Kasparov for $3.99 on the App Store.

Banzai Dice Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Sinan Kubba on July 10th, 2012
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: NO DICE
Match-4 dice puzzling. Nice mechanic. Not enough on its own.
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Titan HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Kevin Stout on April 4th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: COMPLICATED
Titan HD is the iPad version of a fantasy board game with chess-like elements made in the 80s.
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The Battle of the Wordsmiths Is Incredibly Unique, Available Now

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on February 17th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad

Every time I think I've seen it all, an app comes along that proves to me we've not yet even scratched the surface. Presenting The Battle of the Wordsmiths, which, dare I say, is the first game to combine chess, collectible cards and the Yoruba visual arts. Yoruba is a region of Nigeria, and the game conveys the area's native art through character cards which are composed entirely out of words. The result is incredibly hip, and definitely unlike anything else you've seen before on iOS.

The starter deck allows players access to Creature and Element cards, and the developer has promised that the deck will be expanded in future updates. We don't yet know if the expansions will be free or require an in-app purchase, but considering The Battle of the Wordsmiths is free to download, it would make sense to anticipate some sort of freemium model for future additions.

If you're interested in the game's art style then check out the intro trailer. Sadly there's no gameplay to be seen, but you'll at least get a feel for what the game has to offer visually.

Checkmate Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Brad Hilderbrand on December 1st, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIGH-QUALITY CHESS
Checkmate is a beautiful and challenging chess app -- pity that it's not very friendly to new players.
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Jamzu Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Brad Hilderbrand on October 25th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: UNIQUE BOARD GAME
Jamzu is a unique board game that will likely become a new addiction for a lot of players.
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3D Chess

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on May 22nd, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOVELTY
3D Chess is a 3D chess app with a medieval theme. Who'd have guessed? While the graphics and animations are great, this is still just a chess app.
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Big Bang Board Games

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on October 11th, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RECOMMENDED
Big Bang Board Games is a great collection of 7 common board games in one package.
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Versus Chess

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on September 23rd, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar ::
Versus Chess is a nicely done Internet enabled multiplayer chess game.
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