Chess is lots of fun on its own. It is not that hard to learn but takes years to master. You can even have more fun by learning chess variants like Chess 960, Crazyhouse, and 3-check chess. Here are 6 chess variant apps for iPhone that let you go beyond regular chess on your mobile device:
Pulsar Chess Engine: this app comes with 6 chess variants for you to play (Chess 960, Crazyhouse, Loser’s Chess, Atomic, Three Checks & Suicide Chess). It has multiple levels for beginners to more advanced users.
Anti Chess: this Anti-Chess iPhone app challenges you to lose all your pieces. It lets you play against a friend or AI.
Lichess: shouldn’t need any introduction to chess lovers. It has plenty of features for regular chess lovers but also has many variants (Crazyhouse, Chess 960, King Of The Hill, Three-check, Antichess, Atomic chess, Horde, Racing Kings).
Chess+More: brings 18 chess variants to your iPhone, including Fischer Random Chess, Chaturanga, and Shatranj.
Bughouse Chess Pro: Bughouse is one of the most popular chess variants around. Thanks to this app, you can play it on your iOS device. Normal chess rules apply but captured pieces on one board are passed on to the player on the other board. You can play with 2 to 4 other players via Bluetooth.
Shogi: just like Chess, Japanese chess is also fun to learn and master. These Shogi apps let you practice on your phone and even keep up with the latest games and tournaments.
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