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.
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.
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.