Chess Deluxe Help

Creating a game

Select the type of game you want from the app's main screen:

  • One Player is a single player game against the AI.
  • Two Player is a two player game with a friend playing on the same device.
  • Online is a two player game with a friend or auto matched player online using Game Center.

Game play

  • It's your turn when your name is bolded.
  • To make a move simply tap / click a piece to select it, then tap / click a square to move it to. Note that the move will only be performed if it's legal.
  • Available moves will be shown with blue square highlights when a piece is selected.
  • The previous move is shown by green square highlights.
  • When the king is in check the square will be highlighted red.
  • To undo a move just press the undo button. You can undo all the way back to the start. Note that you cannot undo in online games.
  • Captured pieces are displayed next to the capturing player with the score difference shown for the winning player.
  • In offline games, the timer for each player will countdown from 10 minutes while it's their turn until it reaches 0 where that player will lose.

Game settings

  • The countdown timer can be turned on and off.
  • The AI difficulty can be set to Easy, Medium or Hard.
  • Show possible moves can be turned on and off.
  • Board rotation can be turned on or off. When on the board will rotate after each move when playing a two player game.

Dark mode

  • Available on macOS Majove or later and iOS 13 or later.
  • On iOS, the app will switch between light and dark automatically.
  • Likewise on macOS, the app will switch automatically but you can also change the mode from the menu bar View > Appearance.

Get in contact

If you have any questions about the game or ideas on how to improve it, please email me.

Get Chess Deluxe

macOS
Download on the Mac App Store
iOS
Download on the App Store