Are you tired of playing chess on-line for hours?
Or playing chess games that look like they were designed for a Commodore 64 instead of an iPhone? We’ve got the antidote for you. Speedchess is the best designed chessgame and… you can play a game in minutes. More action, more speed and much more fun than ordinary chess.
Learn the game quickly
Play the game quickly
Play faster with 30 squares instead of 64
Rules are basically the same as regular chess
Speed Chess is ostensibly chess, same rules, played on a 6 x 5 board, with five pawns, and one each of the king, queen, bishop, knight, and rook. The game is promoted as a learning tool for children and adults, and as a chess variant. The 6 x 5 board is ideal for Iphone usage and games go much more quickly.
Speedchess supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against the challenging computer opponent.
Traditional chess rules
The only exception is that the Pawn is not allowed to jump two squares at the first move. Played on a 6 x 5 board, with five pawns, and one each of the king, queen, bishop, knight, and rook.
Objective of the game is to checkmate the King as quickly as possible. Checkmate - in simple words - does not mean that you take the King, but that you could capture him and that your opponent can do nothing about it. So in order to checkmate the King you will have to be able to attack him. Your opponent will of course want to defend his King and also want to attack your King. Attacking and defending is done by using the other pieces. You attack or defend by capturing the other pieces.
Capturing is done by putting your piece on the same field as the piece of the opponent. The opponent’s piece will subsequently be taken off the board.
Whoever’s turn it is, is allowed to make a move. The yellow-coloured pieces will start the game. A move consists of moving a piece from one field to another field on the board. This field can either be occupied by an opponent’s piece or unoccupied. Each different piece is only allowed to make certain moves on the board.
Play a friendly speedchess game online
Or compete against the computer — all you need is a few minutes, to enjoy playing chess online every day. No additional software to download, easy navigation, no registration, online chess at its best! We hope you will love this game so much that you buy the speedchess app / speedchess boardgame so we can keep this site for free. Start here!