Chess Cards Mate!

Chess Cards Mate! is a strategy game with full information (meaning you know the cards of your opponent), played with a set of just 20 cards and simple rules.

But don’t be misled! Despite simple rules the game is challenging and requires smart thinking and foreseeing the moves of the other player. What’s more, it is a game where the winning depends on your skills and not your luck!

Each match consists of two rounds and the players exchange the cards after the first round. In this way the match result doesn’t depend on the luck of the initial draw, but on the strategic skills of the players.

Modes of the game

You can enjoy 4 modes of the game:

  • Solo game – you may exercise your skills during the game with Albert AI (on three levels of difficulty),
  • Dual player game – play with your family member or a friend on one device,
  • Local network game – you may play on two devices via WiFi or Bluetooth,
  • Game Center game – last but not least, you may play with your friends or other players around the world via Game Center. In this mode your highest ranking (difference between your points and opponent points in the current match) is stored on the ranking leaderboard in Game Center.

Beautiful graphics

You may choose between two beautiful sets of cards, with chess and classic theme, displayed in native resolution on devices ranging from iPhone 4S to iPad Pro. Gentle sound effects will also enhance your game experience.


The game contains short tutorial which will help you learn the rules in no time. 


You can choose the level of assistance or help and hints.


When playing solo games choose how smart you want Albert (your AI opponent) to be


Each game is scored and if you play in Game Center you can check the leaderboard.

Chess Cards variants

Advanced rules allow you to sacrifice single or multiple cards before each player’s turn for dual player games.

Sacrificed cards are not used during current round and playing with sacrifices may dramatically change the outcome of the game making it even more challenging and interesting.

Available on App Store!

Chess Cards Mate! is based on the Mate game created in 1915 by G.Capellen.

My favorite 2 player card game” – Bob Finn