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Review

Brandon Girod
Posted: Brandon GirodTested 11 Jul 2017 on HTC One M8
8.4Excellent

The ultimate chess experience
Colorful graphics, great at teaching the basics of chess, hundreds of levels
You have to go through each scenario before progressing

I’ve never been a huge chess player. In fact, I’d say I’ve probably played less than 10 games in my life. But the people I played against did play chess and I either held my own or won, so I didn’t think I was half bad. Well, that idea is totally off the table now. Chess Age for Android is a Chess game that will make you rethink your skill level. Or at least it made me.
So the game is broken up into hundreds of levels and each level has six different scenarios you have to beat to move forward. You’ll have to practice things like checkmates, strategy, opening practice, opening learning, tactics and a mode called fight. Each of these scenarios are designed to help you practice different strategies. Sometimes they’ll stick you in a nearly full game where pieces are arranged in various patterns and force you to win. Other times you’ll have only a few pieces scattered on the board and you’ll have to figure out how to achieve checkmate in one turn.
Playing through the game, you’ll come across different levels to change things up a bit. There are also different chess pieces. You’ll find both 2D and 3D chess pieces here. The game will also help guide you through your chess games if you’re a beginner like me (I still frequently lost).
Overall, I had a ton of fun getting beat over and over in Chess Age. I think the game does a really great job teaching you to play through various exercises. There is multiplayer chess action and the best of all? There is absolutely no advertising in the game.
Final ratings
Gameplay 9/10
Story 8/10
Graphics 8/10
Sound 8/10
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