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Welcome to the twisted world of Anti Chess.

Anti Chess is one of the most popular variant of chess. The objective of the game is for each player to lose all their pieces.
Play this free fun game of Anti-chess on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

How to play?
The aim of the Anti Chess is to sacrifice your pieces. The game is setup on a chess board in the same order as traditional chess and plays the same way too, but with a few interesting rules :

1. When a player's piece is in a position to kill the opponents' piece, the player has to commit that move.

2. The game is over when one of the player has all of their pieces killed
The game is not over if the King is killed. There is no checkmate in Anti Chess

3. There is no castling

4. When a pawn reaches the end of the board, it gets promoted to a Queen

5. If there is a situation where no player can make any more moves, the player with the lesser number of chess pieces wins the game.


This game supports one player, where you play against a computer AI. It also supports two players (local PVP) mode.


Fun, cute characters and exciting sound effects Competitive Computer AI to challenge every time
Play local Player-vs-player with a friend Don't know how to get started? Try the simplified tutorial.

Free download the app for your iPhone / iPad

We would also like to thank the following Beta Testers who player our game and gave us some player insights -cheers and thank a ton!

AlessandroFerrato, b0em, 53xy83457, cga-999, cobcris, Cybemo, akuaitance, CharlieBeatdown, AdrianSimancas, CollectiveSin, Arja

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where is en passant -_-

Not very difficult, but enjoyable

Meh, not really my cup of tea. Creative though. A very odd error message occurred. It seemed that the website, Newgrounds, thought I was the creator or some sort? Telling me an exception has occurred? The game is now just a black screen for me, though the audio is still playing. I'm on Google Chrome if that helps.

This game is confusing, fun and infuriating at the same time I love it. How come rookie is the hardest stage though?

It was super easy to win, I just started at the easiest level and moved my way up to master. Granted, Veteran AI and Master AI won once against me and my rad suicidal moves (haha) but I beat them on my second, third and fourth tries.

It was a really good throwback game that me and my chess-obsessed friends played seven years back. To be frank, my friends all fight harder and smarter than the AI. It can be noted that the AI focuses on short-term decisions to win rather than gunning for the long-run (the entire match). I want to ask whether the difficulty is the actual rank of chess players on the international level or is it just the difficulty setting?

To clarify what I asked, are the difficulty level similar to chess player ranks if you go to a tournament? Like Master difficulty is actually something like Gary Kasparov trying his hand at playing the game Anti-chess?

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3.97 / 5.00

Dec 22, 2016
4:56 AM EST