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Best asynchronous chess?

09-30-2017, 10:40 PM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 1
Best asynchronous chess?

Got a buddy who doesn't play games much but loves chess. There are like 12767467 chess apps on the store though and some look pretty cheesy. Having the option to make moves at our leisure during downtime would be ideal too. Thanks!

Last edited by vivian8; 11-01-2017 at 09:02 PM.
10-01-2017, 05:47 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 907
I guess chess with friends, or chess.com official app. But I've not played chess in a while, last chess I played was that quirky chess game Really Bad Chess. (Chess Cards is another good chess spinoff game)
10-01-2017, 06:43 AM
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 547
The only online chess app Iíve used is SocialChess which works ok. Itís free and without ads for up to 5 games at once. IAP upgrade will allow up to 100 games at once plus a few other options. Choice of fast or slow play with turn response time selectable from 1 to 5 days. An account sign up is required but doesnít need to go via Facebook.
10-07-2017, 08:56 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 3,099
chess with friends for the very casual player, chess.com for the player that wants to improve and is willing to work at it, or already has a strong base. Chess.com has a youth partner site I believe, which would be better suited to a beginner of the relevant age.

Chess.com is nice in several ways: huge player base, ability to play on a desktop or mobile, forums, lots of education resources and more. The player base is huge enough that being a real beginner is not prohibitive, but it may make things harder at first.

Currently playing Hero Academy 2 and South Park Phone Destroyer