App description: Break jewels like a king in Pawn'd! Match-3 meets Chess.

"Gameplay: 5/5" -

"Pawnd is a match 3 game that aims to make things a little bit different, and it succeeds greatly." -

"Bejeweled has just been PAWN'D!" - "Lork Gek" App Store Review

"An absolute must buy for fans of chess games, match-3 games, or fans of innovative genre blending games." -

This addictive game combines the strategic thinking and unique moves of chess with fun, gem-shattering, puzzle-game action. Each piece has simple but unique moves inspired by chess and perfected for match-game action.

Several modes of game play provide unique challenges. Can you break the poisoned piece in a just a few moves? How long can you keep playing while finding only matches of 4 or more? Can you fight off the ivy growing over the board? Tired of deep thought? Try matching as many pieces as you can before time runs out!

Never played chess? No problem! Fun practice games and touch-a-piece hints make it easy to pick up...and even harder to put down.

Simple to play, but tough to master. Are you ready to get Pawn'd?

Gabrien's comments:
In a nutshell: Match-3 game with chess pieces. Free for the first 24 hours (allegedly) and well worth giving a go:

01-07-2013, 01:45 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 47
We just submitted an update for Pawn'd

It adds a couple new game variations for existing ones, like this Ivy'd Master picture below (the game board starts like that--and notice the move timer and iPad landscape view too.)

In addition to the new game modes & updates for newer devices, we redid the menus to be cooler and more helpful; and a number of other nice little touches and enhancements. It's waiting for Apple, so hopefully will be out soon!

01-07-2013, 05:22 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,150
Nice! Long time no hear from!

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01-07-2013, 08:37 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,363
Thanks for he update, looking forward to it. Pawn'd rules!
01-11-2013, 12:50 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 47
And the update is now out!
08-02-2013, 08:44 PM
Free today.

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