Although it was originally only available online, Spark Chess has since been ported to a number of mobile and desktop platforms. It has apps available for both Apple's iOS and Google Android, living up to its simple slogan "Anytime. Anywhere. Have fun." This commercial chess title has single-player and multiplayer modes. It also has chess lessons to help get would-be champs started on their chess playing career. So with that said, should you choose a side and begin playing? Read on, brave board warrior. Read on.
Games Like Chess
When it comes to a battle of wits, nothing can ever really replace good ol' chess. That being said, while there are plenty of ways to play this classic on the go, pocket-sized alternatives do exist for those who are looking for something with a modern day twist.
Developed by Robot Entertainment, the same guys who made Orcs Must Die!, Hero Academy is a multiplayer asynchronous tactics video game. It was initially only available for the iOS when it was first released but has since been ported to the Android, Windows and OS X platforms. As the title suggests, players take charge of a team of heroes. There are a handful to choose from, each one with their own strengths and weaknesses. Will you favor swords over magic or vice versa? No matter who you choose, you will need to destroy your opponent's crystal or crush his units completely to win.
Amazing Adventures Riddle of the Two Knights
From PopCap Games comes Riddle of the Two Knights, an exciting addition to the Amazing Adventures series. If you're a fan of hidden object games, this one is sure to keep you busy. It features more than 2,000 items to find, hidden crowns which unlock new game modes and 25 exotic locations. It even offers three ways to play: Solve the Riddle, Click Two and Unlimited Seek & Find. Sound like the perfect game for a lazy afternoon? That depends on whether you want to relax or be kept on your toes.
Brain Games: War Chess
Help the humans take back their kingdom from elves, dwarves and other fantastic creatures in War Chess. Take control of knights and lead kings and queens to victory by controlling the board. Don't let its sweet fantasy wrapping fool you, this title stays faithful to the classic game of wits. It features four game play modes, ten levels of difficulty and 3D environments. Pick a side and battle opponents in places such as temple ruins, parched dessert lands and other mystic realms -- it's chess with a brilliant fantasy twist.