Download onChess - A Free Social Chess apk 1.1.13 free for Android smartphone

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onChess - A Free Social Chess

Posted by A Digital Tree in Board | June 3, 2014 | 21 Comments

Apk file size: 3.6 MB

Play chess online with your friends!
Meet new friends with onChess!

With onChess you can play chess games with your friends, anywhere and anytime. Invite your friends, make your moves, review your finished games, and your friends' too!

Create a full profile or register as an anonymous player and begin playing... and if you like onChess, upgrade your anonymous profile anytime! Of course, both kinds of profiles are free.

Meet new opponents and invite them, or make your profile public and receive invitations from people around the world. Full profiles can change their public status anytime, anonymous profiles will always be public.

onChess will fill your opponents contact list with:
- Your registered phone contacts (only the phone ones, we don't use the SIM card contacts).
- Anyone that have sent you an invitation you have accepted.
- Anyone you have invited that have accepted the invitation.
The more you play, the more opponents you will have for choosing!

onChess will instantly send and notify all your invitations and moves to your opponents. You can also chat while playing, and share your results on social networks or by e-mail.


- Online chess games with friends.
- Multiplayer chess games with other people around the world.
- Review your opponents profiles and last played games.
- Create a full profile or play anonymous. Upgrade your anonymous profile for free anytime.
- Become public and receive invitations from people around the world. If you have a full profile and get tired, make yourself private again, anytime. Anonymous profiles will always be public.
- Block invitations from contacts, in case you need a rest...
- In game chat, only available for full profiles.
- Review finished games and learn from your mistakes, and your opponents'.
- Share your games. To avoid cheating, only finished games are available for sharing.
- Educational and easy to use.
- It's free!


All games without activity in one week will expire:
- Invitations will expire after a week without answer. Pending invitations will be rejected.
- Games in progress will expire after a day, a week or a month without moves, depending on the game mode. The player who should have moved will abandon and lose the game.


You can play onChess in a casual or hardcore way, you decide.

As a suggestion: if you are a hardcore player and want to play with other hardcore players, please add a plus character "+" before your nickname.

If you experience any problem, or are already registered with a full profile and want to change your nick, clear the onChess game data and register again using the same phone number, all your games will synchronize with the server data (only for full profiles).


- android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE. Used to check internet connection.
- android.permission.INTERNET. Used to communicate with the game servers.
- android.permission.READ_CONTACTS. Used to search for registered contacts.
- android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE. Used to store the contact images.

Other permissions required by GCM (push):
- android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
- android.permission.WAKE_LOCK


onChess uses GCM push messages. To work properly, onChess must be installed in the internal memory and always running... take care with task killers!

We love to hear from our players. If you have an idea that can make onChess better, anything you don't like or just want to drop us a message, send us an e-mail... your opinion matters! And if you like (or don't... sigh) onChess, please make a review!

We hope you enjoy the game.

A Digital Tree

Whats new

    Server stats (for the last 6 months):
    - Over 10.000 games played.
    - More than 150.000 moves made.
    Thanks a lot for playing!

A Digital Tree part of our Board and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update June 3, 2014. Google play rating is 78.9954. Current verison is 1.1.13. Actual size 3.6 MB.

Download onchess-a-free-social-chess.apk 3.6 MB


Werner Kok

Works perfectly Great to play against your friends on your own pace. A bit sluggish interface but otherwise does exactly what it says it does. Great fun

Craig Stevenson

Kyocera hydro Fun chess game, nice and competitive, but no rush. One of my favorites!

Gary Hunter

Not good as ChessTimes

Kai Yodi

Need to add player rankings! All games should automatically cycle to the next when a move is submitted!!! Price reflects quality, don't waste your time here!!!

Nash Jelani

love this game! only my phone was reset and now I can't get back to the games? why? please fix!

T Hass

Great Simple for me to play my girlfriend at chess... Ah, who am I kidding, I play with my dad ?

Fran Jarsa

Bugs, errors.. At the begining was ok but nowadays it's been failing.. Always a bug, an unexpected error, force closures, etc. Not very good. Congrats for the effort.

Reece Mcritchie

Good Great meet loads of new people.

Jason Roberts

Poor interface and weak program Overall im not very impressed

Daniel Nava

Awesome App Love the concept and lots of fun, just needs better graphics.

Guzta Chezter

Guzta87 Very good

A Google User

Sucks No seriously, it doesnt letcha enter your phone humber when creating a pfile. -5 stars

Carlos Faria

I love it!!! Make me think all the time...

Sjef Van Essen

Not good Keeps failing on me. Not easy to use. Disappointing to say the least...

Arturo M

Sorry graphics Ibwish I could give a 0

graham petersburg

Junk It s not the best.

Louis Staten

On chess The On Chess app is a fun game to play but it needs a resignation button since some chess opponents choose to not make a move to end the game

Adrian Bonthuys

Ratings Changed from 1* to 3* due to developer's positive responses to emails. Not bad, a bit draggish! It should show ratings? It would be great if it had pgn features! While in a live game and Whatsapp pops up it aborts the game because of lost connection? Interface/ graphics needs improvement. Cant play offline!

Adrian Bonthuys

STILL NO CHANGE! 6 Months! Last update June 2014? Needs more standard features! None of the guys reviewed here can be found on the onChess db

Doug Palmquist

scam to get phone numbers If you get telemarketer calls just tell them to take you off their list and sue them if they call you again

Adrian Bonthuys

STILL NO CHANGE! 20 Months! Last update June 2014? Needs more standard features! None of the guys reviewed here can be found on the onChess db

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