Download Tri D Chess apk 2.3 free for Android smartphone

9 Sep
Tri D Chess

Posted by AwfSoft in Board | Sept. 9, 2016 | 80 Comments

Apk file size: 13.0 MB

Tri D Chess is the only Android multilevel 3D chess game that brings Star Trek chess to life, and it’s free!

You can play against the computer with 10 different difficulty levels, or play against another person on your device. Tri D Chess remembers the last 15 games you started, so you can have multiple games in progress at the same time. Other features include:

- Supports three popular rule sets: Federation, TDCL and Meder
- True 3D view of the game with 360 degree rotation, zooming and panning
- Review moves from your current and past games
- Watch the computer play itself
- Snap to default view
- Show legal moves
- Show pieces under attack
- Show captured pieces
- Change the transparency of the board
- Toggle sound on or off
- Show rank, file and level coordinates
- Undo moves
- Change the chess piece colors
- Help text
- Quick start video

Tri D Chess is free! Download it now and let us know what you think.

(Tri D Chess is supported by non-disruptive ads at the bottom of the screen, and thus requires internet permissions. Ads can be disabled with an in-app purchase.)

Whats new

    Fixed issue with app not starting on some devices (Samsung S5).
    Other minor bug fixes.

AwfSoft part of our Board and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update Sept. 9, 2016. Google play rating is 82.0213. Current verison is 2.3. Actual size 13.0 MB.

Download tri-d-chess.apk 13.0 MB


Daniel Kempton

Love it Thanks for a wonderful game. I grew up watching reruns of the Original Series of StarTrek and was fascinated with the Tri Dimensional chess board. I have never been very good at chess, but find this to be a wonderful application. I have had some difficulty in selecting game pieces, but I think that is more an issue with me or my phone, and not the game. Thank as well, you for the tribute to Leanord Nimoy when the game is first launched, which was available in the free version, I didn't see that in the add-free version though. A suggestion I'd make. When playing the AI, and the game ends i.e. "stalemate" or "checkmate" it isn't obvious what has happened if you don't notice the word stalemate or checkmate under the player status it looks like the game has simply frozen. It might be nice if there was a popup that let you know the game was over. But since I can't give 4.5 stars, I'll round up :)

Ian Pride

Very cool, but... my only complaint (as with a few other apps) is there is no landscape mode. I mainly use a 10.5 inch Tab S and tbh can't stand portrait mode and haven't used it in years. Even on phones. Landscape gives you 5 stars from me.

Amanda Crain

Awesome! Love that I can turn on the tiles to light up where I can move each piece since I've never played tri-d chess. Makes it really easy and fun!

Jonathan Minney

Tutorial Good concept and like chess don't know how to play 3d chess so a tutorial explaining the difference between 3d and 2d chess wouldn't go a miss

Adam Petty

Really professional game I haven't played regular chess as much as this version. For a free app it offers a very high quality experience.

Zem Plays Stuff

Fantastic It's very simple and I was able to learn how to play 3D chess, which I have always wanted to do

Timmy E

Awesome game! I would like to see a multiplayer(online/LAN) function added, but this is an awesome app that deserves five stars. Live long and prosper.


Awesome!!!! I have a real tri chess board at home. But can't always find someone to play. This is a great game and plays like the real thing, I love it! It does have one glitch; the rook and queens can jump over it there pawns. If that could be fixed the would be perfect. I would donate money if that glitch were fixed, it goes against the rules of Star Trek Chess. Even if the peace is on another level the rook and queen should not be able to jump over it. Looking forward to future updates

Jayallan Bennett

Fun game It get five stars if there was an online two player version. Plus level zero is really easy whereas level 1 is way harder. Needs something in between.

David Edens

It's is a wonderful game only having one problem and that's getting the links on the help text page to work. None of them will load

Luther Patel

Awesome It's like startrek

Joshua Laughlin

First time with 3d chess. I really enjoyed it. I only wish you could play online with friends. Maybe this could be the next words with friends.

Matthew Doto

Great This is a great app for any chess or star trek enthusiast

Aj Buchholz

Great game! Ai could be adjusted Awesome game!just like the star trek board! Itd be nice if the Ai from 0-1 could be fixed zero is really easy and one is hard! Add online play ill give it 5 s it 5stars. Other suggestions is adding house rules with 2 player(1p my be a bit much to ask since the Ai would need to adjust adjust to them)such as more as add more than one turn to check mate after the all pieces but king remains being able to move a piece from one attack board to your other. Over all great features so far, and again a great game!

Spencer Zoran

Works perfectly I would pay for this app if you could play via Bluetooth with another device.

lee hill

Awesome, been looking for something like this AI is way too good, but I don't see that as a problem. Chess AIs regularly beat me. This app rocks the Trek chess.

Edwin Morales

I like it I wish the pieces were star trek based. That is my only complaint.

Christopher Laczko

Tri chess Simple and does what it says

Patrick Rucker

Great game This is an awesome game. Having the ability to play against others via the internet will be a great addition.

Dillon Lee

Good game Great game, accurate to Trek universe. Only issue is the lack of an easy tutorial to figure out how to play/move screen

Mayank Dhamija

Star trek comes to life .. Great effort .. and good graphics .. no lags .. no unwanted showoff .. simple and classic .. but just a bit difficult to understand in starting .. loved the feature Ai vs Ai .. one can see and learn .. i beliv the developer should also provide the details alongside the ai vs ai .. so that like i want to learn the game its easy to understand .. and that mode shud be a bit slower .. so atlst i can think what options are there and then i see the option ai selects .. overall loved the game.

Izabela Pavel

Just like Star Trek chess Perfect. A must install app for Star Trek fans!

Joshua Farmer

Classic to the star trek world. Very well done, having the star trek sounds playing in the background and with each move only adds to the movie feel.

Cliff Lackman

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER. Excellent game and graphics. Only problem, seems to hang up from time to time. Android Galaxy S4 Active.

Mike Hall

Awesome! Absolutely fantastic! Plays great! Thanks for making such a great app!

Cody Russell


Mike smith

Randy smith

Justin Hester

Wonderful This is great! The amount of polish put into this app resulted in immediately buying out the ads. This is great because it does one thing really well and doesn't try to clutter everything up with social media or some ridiculous online score keeper. Pinch zoom, double tap to standard view, overhead shows all pieces. Great job!

Stephen Philips

"Facinating" Chess Game! Tri D Chess is an engaging computer simulation of the "TriDimensional Chess" game depicted in the original Star Trek television series. The key to this very playable game of TriDimemsional Chess is the marriage of touch screen technology with powerful, user friendly 3D rendering software. This app allows players to smoothly rotate the virtual 3D Chess board through all three axis intuitively using one finger on the touch screen. This single feature of Tri D Chess allows the player to examine their tactical situation and plan their game strategy literally from every viewable perspective. Brilliant! Beyond the novelty, Tri D Chess is real Chess. All of the standard rules of Chess still apply albeit with a few new twists. Watch the accompanying videos and read the suggested links provided for a full explanation of all the unique TriDimensional specific playing rules such as the "highest path" restriction and use of the "attack boards". Even if you play classic Chess at a high level this variant will challenge you. Thinking Chess in 3D is much more difficult than it may appear at first glance but it's also a lot of fun!

Mark Kittel

Good in so many ways but..... This is pretty impressive in many ways. Well done graphically and controls are pretty good. The option to have the computer show you which of your pieces are being threatened is very good. But it doesn't play by the correct rules of the game. The official rules prohibit a piece from shifting more than one level during a move, for example. Here, pieces (like a queen) end up jumping from their starting position all the way to the back space in the upper-most attack board. Not how it should work! If the authors were to consult the official rules, esp. the tournament rules to help balance the major advantage of playing the lower (white) pieces, then this would be 5 stars.

Shaun Kennedy

Great game! I have always enjoyed 3D chess, now I can play it on the go. I wish the rules were set up more like what I'm used to and there was an option for an 8x8x3 game.

mark lambert

Tri-state chess Absolutely awesome. Soooo glad this app exists. Life is complete

ronald saville

Challenging Alternative to Chess Love this game, but you have to if you are a Trekkie.

John Lawrence

Like the game, in general. Difficult to initiate moves on Galaxy S5. Enjoy the mental exercise.

Justin Birch

Almost perfect Having editable names rather than just "Player 1" and "Player 2" would be nice, as would the ability to put 2 AI against eachother for learning purposes.

Sherwin Gishey

Great game I have the actual game but with this app i can play wherever i go. Love it...

miguel Rosario

Haven't played yet Just the idea of this is cool to me.. i haven't played yet so i well re-rate later.. but i want the Ferengi game from ds9 forget what its called right now but i know you know it. I have seen muck-ups online of a real board but one on my phone would be GREAT!

Louis James

Realistic Graphics are easy to manipulate, thus better interaction and play.

michael madole

Android 4.4 Wonderful concept, but poorly executed. I can't get the pieces to respond when I touch them.

andrew Gilbreath

Great game to play This is my favorite challenging yet addictive, especially since it's star trek.

Dan Stevenson

Awesome app! Tried on my android phone first and it was a little tough selecting and moving pieces but then I installed it on a tablet and it was great! Does not follow the "official" rules from what I've read online but still very cool! Great job!

Zachariah Sawyer

Easy to learn No problems with the interface. I knew nothing of tri d chess. Instructions were great for beginners. Don't feel bad about undoing opponent moves to get used to movement in 3d space.

Grg Hah

great game! an overview of the rules might be useful, especially how and when the small field can move

Allen Loehr

Great [email protected] Just wish this was available for my iPhone as well.

Cliff Lackman

Excellent game and graphics. Only problem, seems to hang up from time to time. Android Galaxy S4 Active. Will a version for Apple be in the works?

Curtis Fox

Wow! Awesome app! Thank you for programming this! I have one question. Is there a way to slow down or automatically pause the computer when it is playing against itself? That would make it easier to analyze the game and facilitate learning it faster. If not, no prob, just glad you took the initiative to create the app. Thanks again.

Glen Miller

Love it Always wanted to play tri dimensional chess.

elwin mirk

Awesome Best and only star trek chess app out there

Damien Andrew

Don't get it Hard to play with no instructions

Edwin Rulo

it's star trek chess just what i dreamed about as a kid

mark Barnes

Its star trek.what else is threre to say

Bev Browitt

Tri D Chess I used to watch Spock play an enterprise crewman and the game looked impossible. Now that I've played against myself I'm beginning to figure out the game. I love this game!

Jeff Muir

Tri-D Chess The closest thing to actually being on the show.. as a traditional Chess fan and a Sci-fi geek, this is the best of both worlds.

Scott Orrahood

Great App! Very grateful for this game. Well done.

Zavier Bates

Hate to say Great game but when I am used to playing the official trek chess these rules are much different

Nelson Laffey

Great App by a great friend.

scott leake

Having a great time playing this game . Has some ruff edges but not enough to make it not enjoyable.

Keiran Harcombe

This game is awesome!

Chet Kenney

Enjoying this whilst losing endlessly. I'll get good maybe

Resham Patil

Bad This game have a lot have lag

Damien Deneys

Great game Always wanted to play this game, just need to get used to it now.

danny donaldson

Animal It is challenging

Matthew Strange

I like how it looks. Though I am still a little lost with the rules. But for a trekie it's grate.

ronald saville

Challenging Alternative to Chess Love this game, but you have to if you are a Trekkie. Problem is it doesn't run on Android 6.0, Marshmallow (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge). Will bring the rating up once fixed.

Alva Roberts

Excellent I normally win or have stalemate at beginners level. As you increase the intensity it is quite challenging.

Richard Leclercq

Not Mr. Spock, but Good A player needs to learn a lot with trichess. This app is good.

A Google User

Not bad! Works well on my phone. Hard to see moves sometimes, but otherwise easy to play.

Chris Kvistad

Awesome Chess game. I love this game.


Awesome!!!! I have a real tri chess board at home. But can't always find someone to play. This is a great game and plays like the real thing, I love it!

Ronald Saville

Challenging Alternative to Chess Love this game, but you have to if you are a Trekkie. Problem is it works at first when reinstalled then starts to force close every time on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Obvious compatibility problem with Android Marshmallow. Will increase rating once fixed.

dave bushell

Well thought out but... It crashes now at loading screen. At first all was well but won't load now. Samsung Galexy Note 5! Please help or rating will have to change.

Gwen Horne

Wonderxcellent! Good programming, clean-cut rules, beautiful overall. A must-have for any Trekkie like myself.

Michael McCotter

Oh my god I would love to talk with creator

Scott Kopetski

Will not even start on a Samsung s5

Alice K

Great app! Very comfortable, AI gives you a good challenge, works just like the real deal

Robert Kimmel

Great practice for the uber nerd! Made my own board long ago but this allows me to practice as many of my friends are intimidated by the tri-d board! Love that it supports different rule sets too!

Paul Schnur

Better now Excellent app now that they seem to have fixed the problem with galaxy S7 edge. I like the fact that you can choose different rule sets - Meder, Federation etc.

Kirstie Czarnecki

Edit: the update fixed it! The game is fun but the app crashes if you try to reopen it. It makes me sad. Galaxy s6

John Moraghan

3D chess Awesome

Darren Porter

Great game Would be great if you could chose different chess piece characters and different backgrounds like the enterprise board room. Good game tho.

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