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App description: Can you leave just one man standing?

Simple to learn, impossible to master, addictively fun - Solitaire Chess by ThinkFun is a new logic puzzle based on the rules of Chess. For chess newbies and experts alike, Solitaire Chess can be played quickly every move must be a capture and early challenges may seem easy, but soon youll find yourself in deeper waters, pushing your mind and thinking hard about your moves to try and solve the game.


HOW TO PLAY: Each challenge begins with a selection of chess pieces on a 4x4 game board. Your goal is to capture the pieces one by one until theres only one left.

Every move must be a capture, so plan your moves wisely or you risk leaving pieces stranded!

Don't worry if you're not familiar with Chess. Hold any piece in the air to see its name and all possible moves. Within a few challenges you'll be familiar with every piece making this a great way to get familiar with the pieces and the movement rules of Chess.

Solitaire Chess includes UNDO and RESET buttons, so don't be nervous about experimenting in the game.

Theres even a HINT button, for when you get in a real bind.


- 400 Challenges, 100 at each difficulty level
- Four difficulty levels: EASY, MEDIUM, HARD, EXPERT
- Challenge Scorecard to keep track of your wins
- Save multiple games in progress
- Hint/Reset/Undo buttons to help you figure out each puzzle
- Solve button to see how its done
- Quick and easy Tutorial

Solitaire Chess recently won a 2011 Parents' Choice Gold Award for excellence in mobile play. If you like Solitaire Chess, try out the Rush Hour App. Rush Hour Traffic Jam is the worlds most successful logic puzzle now in app form with 2,500 brand-new challenges!

Visit www.thinkfun.com to see Solitaire Chess and other great brain games from ThinkFun!

Ravenblack's comments:
From the makers of Rush Hour.

Online demo here.
01-23-2011, 09:48 PM
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4 puzzles for 2.99? I hope you have more content than the flash version.
01-23-2011, 10:33 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Chicago
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Originally Posted by K?! View Post
4 puzzles for 2.99? I hope you have more content than the flash version.
Kindly take a look at the screenshots before you make accusations like this. It looks like there are at least 200 puzzles.

As for me, I'll be waiting for a sale. It seems that the only puzzles that are decently difficult for someone who plays chess often are those of the expert difficulty level. Nonetheless, interesting variation.
01-23-2011, 11:13 PM
If this were a dollar, I'd buy it without hesitation. At more than a dollar, I think I'll wait. To clarify the discussion that the previous two posters are having, the description of the app on iTunes says that there are 400 puzzles, 100 for each of the four difficulties.

By the way, here's a 4-level demo of the game: Solitaire Chess Demo

The "Expert" level was quite difficult, so I'm guessing that this app will have a long period of gameplay. I'm going to download the lite version for now. I'll report my findings later.

Last edited by lefrisbee; 01-23-2011 at 11:29 PM.