What's New

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

iOS 11, iPhone X support and a new Classic theme! And... now see the latest move within each message bubble! Also a few bug fixes and improvements.

App Description

Add some competition to your conversations with Checkmate! Play chess against family and friends in Messages!

Simply start a conversation with someone, select the Checkmate! app and tap “New Match” to begin. You can play multiple matches with other people at the same time - even across all your devices!

What are you waiting for? It's time to choose your opponent, make your move and play Checkmate!

PLEASE NOTE: To enable and play Checkmate please follow instructions at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206906. iOS 11 must fully be installed before sending or receiving a move. Enabling and disabling (installing/uninstalling) the game is done via the App Store for iMessage. If you have any questions please send us an email at [email protected] and we'll do our best to help. Thanks!

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • September 13, 2016 Initial release
  • September 13, 2016 New version 1.0.1
  • November 05, 2016 New version 1.2.1
  • December 14, 2016 New version 1.3
  • June 13, 2019 New version 1.4