Apple has now handpicked Checkmate! as the new App Store Free App of the Week. This is not your typical chess app though.

Simply start a conversation with someone [on iMessage], select the Checkmate! app and tap “New Match” to begin. You can play multiple matches with other people at the same time – even across all your devices!

As far as we can tell both players will need to download the app, which shouldn’t be a problem now that it has gone free for the week.

iOS Universal: Checkmate!: FREE (Reg. $1+)

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Checkmate!:

Add some competition to your conversations with Checkmate! Play chess against family and friends in Messages!

Simply start a conversation with someone, select the Checkmate! app and tap “New Match” to begin. You can play multiple matches with other people at the same time – even across all your devices!

What are you waiting for? It’s time to choose your opponent, make your move and play Checkmate!

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