Best Free Chess App. for Android


Does anyone have any recommendations?


I've got chessforfree and it is really good. At level 5 difficulty It gets dramatically tougher to beat. Never beat level 6 of 10


There is a app.


Try Droidfish. It runs on Stockfish engine.


I play something called Chess Free publisbed by AI factory. It is pretth darned good to play against and ok for two player. Just have not found a good overhead view for two player.

Btw, I have a Galaxy Note phone (huge and for the blind!). The size makes chess more enjoyable.


Chess for Android is hands down the best (IMHO).  The application supports the Universal Chess Interface (UCI) and Chess Engine Communication Protocol (WinBoard and XBoard), which allows users to play against more powerful third party engines or even play tournaments between engines.  Engine setup features pondering, infinite analysis, hash tables, multiple threads, endgame tablebases, and opening test suites.  I installed the weakest engine I know that still plays well (Tarrasch) and use Stockfish to analyse my games; just like I do on my home PC.

Rentsy wrote:

There is a app.

I have it...

hankas wrote:

Try Droidfish. It runs on Stockfish engine.

It is no doubt an good engine, but I wasn't impressed with the user friendliness of this program. I did uninstall it and reinstall, just to see why it kept forcing me to play with black after I just used white. It didn't seem to want to switch to other functions very well.


For engine I"ve yet to find one.

For puzzles try ichess at amazon marketplace. Excellent tactical play from normal to advanced to grandmasters. I found it very challenging.


You can find many good ones on apknite and its extension


What can be better than lichess (mobile app on with zero advertisement?


The Chess Lv. 100 is a decent free chess app. It has edit mode which is good to use to work out chess puzzles against the computer.




I found Chess for Android to be dull as dishwater, and not very user friendly. Acid Ape isn't bad.


Lichess by far is the best completely free app. Many sites have free accounts with limited free features.


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Chess for Android for its support of various boards/chess computers like DGT or The King Performance. But the interface itself is indeed dull and not very intuitive.

For playing on my phone, I prefer Droidfish.


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Maybe play Magnus is something to consider?