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:

02-17-2012, 12:39 PM
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Posted my review on iTunes. Great game!

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02-17-2012, 02:42 PM
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So i've played a couple games on clock'd and pawn'd.

This game is well layed out which makes tapping the correct tiles easy and accurate. Also, I like the back ground music and sound effects.

The game's pacing isnt too rapid but it isnt too dragging either, which is pretty good.

The gameplay may just be another match 3, but the chess movement mechanic keeps this fresh and different from its match3 brethren.

I'd say this is a must have for puzzle lovers and match3 fans! Especially now that it's still free.

I also dont see any IAP, which may be good or bad.

02-18-2012, 01:08 PM

is one of the nominees for
Touch Arcade Game of the Week

Do you like to break jewels like a king in this puzzle-game action?


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02-18-2012, 04:04 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
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You got my vote as GotW!

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02-18-2012, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bigrand1 View Post
What?! No Rick, Corey, Old Man, etc.?
I was expecting chum lee as the icon lol. Regardless highly recommended freebie.
02-18-2012, 05:15 PM
took me back to the first time i played hipsta chez

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02-18-2012, 07:44 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
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Missed this until I saw it nominated in the GOTW thread. Great game! Never learned chess very well so this may actually help me with that too!
02-19-2012, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by HeadlightInc View Post
(From the developers of the game)

Thanks! We've had tons of fun making and play-testing this one ourselves, it's so cool to get it out in the world and see other people like it too!

We'll keep it free thru the weekend, so tell your friends

We've got a lot of other ideas and unique game modes that these types of pieces allow, but kept version 1 focused on just a few of them. More to come!

Crap! So I just missed out?

(Tis not free any longer)

I have tapped out my darned iTunes budget and was interested in giving this one a go.

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02-19-2012, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by andsoitgoes View Post
Crap! So I just missed out?

(Tis not free any longer)

I have tapped out my darned iTunes budget and was interested in giving this one a go.
Dude, it's well worth the $.99 when you get the money. Still taking me some getting used to as I'm not well versed in chess, but it's challenging and fun. Very cool take on the match-3 genre.
02-19-2012, 08:42 PM
Very creative match 3! Nicely done!

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