E.G. Chess (iOS) 7

Available on the App Store

A complete 3D chess experience in HD. Swipe rotate and pinch to zoom to adjust the board to any viewing angle. Watch as your Queen moves in real time to its destination and obliterates the opposing piece. Play online with Game Center, Bluetooth or locally against your friends, family and other chess enthusiasts.

Features include:

  • 3D board and pieces with the ability to rotate to any view
  • Game Center achievements, leaderboard, matchmaking and voice chat
  • Play against a computer opponent
  • 2 player local mode
  • Play online or over Bluetooth versus your friends (thanks to Rivercider for suggesting the BT feature)
  • Official FIDE (Elo) rating system
  • iPad support
  • Retina display support
  • 4 different 3D environments
  • Undo
  • Online leaderboard
  • Lobby notifications notify you when your game is joined or a move is made
  • Multiplayer chat
  • 2D button to lock the screen in 2D mode
  • 2D piece set option for 2D mode
  • 3D lock view button
  • Optional auto rotate that saves each player’s viewing angle and returns to it after each move (perfect for the iPad)
  • Online games can be played at any pace and your opponent does not need to be online to play
  • Save and load previous games
  • Load a saved game and play it with a friend via Bluetooth
  • PGN export and load
  • Varying computer opponent difficulty.
  • Portrait mode rotation.
  • Freechess.org (FICS) support.

Also available for Windows and the Mac.


Click here to get help on E.G. Chess for the iPhone/iPad.


5/5 stars on AppSafari.com

Review from Military Wargaming


All the graphics were provided by Daniel Doucette.  See his web site here.


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7 thoughts on “E.G. Chess (iOS)

  • Ricardo Huerta

    Congratulations, your chess game is really extraordinary, except for one important detail, you cannot replay completed saved games, or can you?

    • admin Post author

      The latest version (1.0.8) now has the ability to replay completed games using the PGN export and load feature.

      Unfortunately, you can not replay completed games. I will probably add this capability in the future. Currently, the only way to replay a game would be to save the game at a certain point and then load it once the game is done.

      Thanks for your comment!

    • EG Post author

      You can change the difficulty by going to the Options -> Difficulty menu. Please let me know if there are any problems.

      • Liz

        I really love this game. Excellent! would like to transition from mid-level difficulty (level 10?) to something a bit higher, but the slide jumps about 5 clicks to the right, and again to top level. I can’t seem to get smaller increments of difficulty. Is the game built this way, or is it possible to get smaller increments?

  • Max

    Hi your app crashes constantly on IOS 9.2.3 iPhone 6S plus. In the middle of a game and then takes me back to the middle of a random game unplayed ages ago bit never savrd.

    Please fix