Lazy Chess is a free, non-profit game created for casual players and enthusiasts alike, where players, at worst, make the second best move available to them. On average, there are more than 30 legal chess moves available to a player in a turn, creating vigintillions of possibilities throughout a game. Lazy Chess compresses that by having you choose only two in a given turn selected by Stockfish, the most robust chess engine in the world. The catch? You won’t know which move is the best!
Learn and have fun while you compete against a highly skilled AI or online friends and random opponents. Unlock new themes and settings that can change how many options you choose from or the difficulty of the AI. Hone your chess skills while you move up in the leaderboards and play unique scenarios of famous board states provided from some of the world's most active grandmasters.
Lazy Chess is open source and available on GitHub. It was developed by Cinq-Mars Media, an educational non-profit with projects and games featured at E3, PAX and festivals worldwide.
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What's new in version 1.1
We heard your feedback! Lots of tweaks including the ability to export to PGN, integration with lichess, updating advantage, the ability to manually tweak the AI and the introduction of all new modes of play! You can now also play as black! All this along with major stability and performance improvements.
About Lazy Chess
Lazy Chess is a free-to-play, puzzle and board game developed by Cinq-Mars Media, and is available for download on both iOS and Android devices. The app is compatible with iOS 11.0 or later on the following devices: iPhone 11 Pro, X, Xs, SE, iPhone 8, 7, 6, iPad Pro and iPad Mini.
Click the button or scan the QR code below to download Lazy Chess for iOS. Check out our downloads section to download Lazy Chess for android and other platforms.
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The app is free and offers no in-app purchases.