Updated on October 12th, at 10:45PM: Zach Gage's completely unfair take on chess is available now on the App Store.

You can enjoy randomized chess board battles in Really Bad Chess for free, with a £2.29 / $2.99 in app purchase to remove ads, unlock new color palettes, and give you 100 undos.


Zach Gage, developer of SpellTower, Halcyon, and Sage Solitaire, announced his newest venture on Twitter yesterday as he introduced Really Bad Chess, coming to iOS next week.


Do you love chess? Are you a seasoned pro? Or, do you have no idea what the pieces are even called, let alone what they do? That's okay, Really Bad Chess throws the rulebook out of the window and then reverses a car over it.

We start off with a regular chessboard and the usual amount of pieces however all of your chess pieces are random with each new game. The rules of each piece remain the same, but it means you have the potential of starting off with a terrible hand…and so does everyone else; pros and amateurs alike. It's madness I tells ya.

Really Bad Chess is slated for release on the 13th October on iOS. There's a potential for Android release but so far it's not included in the release.