Colour Chess App


Colour Chess: Award-Winning Chess Variant

A colourful reimagining of traditional Chess, this is the mobile version of the tabletop game Colour Chess, awarded ‘Game of the Year’ in 2019 by the Mind Sports Olympiad and also Mensa-nominated.

It focuses on skill and creativity rather than studying set openings, as you use the colours to force and trap your opponent with a game that is different every time, yet retains the feel and logic of Chess positioning.

How does it work?

Each player’s turn has two parts:

– In the first part, you must move to the same colour that your opponent last moved to. 

– In the second part, you must move a DIFFERENT piece, to a DIFFERENT colour. 

Your opponent then has to move to that colour in the first part of their turn, etc. 


Use the colours to force and manipulate your opponent’s structure, at the same time as they are trying to sabotage yours!

You can read the details of the rules below:


“Much more satisfying than Chess960.. the game can get very complex tactically.. It sounds odd, but the way you end up playing is extremely intuitive to Chess players” – Chess Grandmaster Matthew Sadler

“This level of thinking and strategy adds a huge dose of challenge and planning into the average chess game. You can quickly start manipulating your opponent.” – Big Boss Battle

“A fun and unusual take on Chess which gets your brain working creatively, adding a whole new dimension and devilish restrictions” – Amanda Ross, Casual Chess Café London

New Features

– Contextual Tutorial: learn while you play

– Practice against the AI, before taking on human opponents

– Set your custom username and directly match with your friends in friendly online games



Ranked and Friendly Online play

AI opponent

Match games using custom usernames

Local offline play

Blitz, Standard and Correspondence time options

Contextual Tutorial

Offline Challenges

Random and patterned boards

Move assist