Chess By Post Free is a FREE turn based chess game for Windows Phone 7. Now you can play correspondence chess with your mates from any where in the world. Windows Phone 7 has got a lot of games by now, but not a lot of them will require deep thinking and analysis of each move every turn like you would in a game of chess. Chess is a skill game and the odds of winning by luck is almost nonexistent in a game of chess.
When you first launch the game you have to register a username and once that is done you can jump right in to a new game. Chess By Post uses a minimalist approach to design and offers a very basic chess board , with a few custom colors .. now this should not be a flaw coz this works quite well for a game of chess. When you launch the game you will see a message if its your turn to play, you can easily slide across to the next screen which displays how many game you have in waiting where your opponents have to make the next move. A game will stay active for about 5-6 days and if no move has been made it will expire. The game also keep track of your past games.
Chess By Post offers 4 type of games out of which only one game is considered as a ranked game. This is when the game picks out a random Chess By Post player to play against you this can be any one of the other Chess By Post player in the world. Being a turn by turn game once you submit a move the opponent gets a Tile Notification ( this notification goes on silently ie, there is no sound or tactile feedback when you receive the notification , personally an option to have Toast Notification active for selected games if possible would be much appreciated feature – more on the Types of Push Notification for WP7 ). The developer has also informed us that the game keeps track of your ranking and automatically pairs you up with players of comparable skill level.
The other 3 modes are unranked games where you can send a game request by username or to anyone in your contact list ( you will send an email asking them to download the game along with your username ) or play a 2 player game on the same device. Once in a game you can swipe to the left or right to bring up the in game chat window. One other great feature is that you have a back button which can be used to rewind the moves played so you can keep track of who the games progresses if you are coming back to the game after a while.
And since this is an online multiplayer game for WP7 you will get some games that will just stay active for a couple of days with no response and then expire and as more people download the game the more games you get to play. The lack of single player game mode ( against AI / against the phone ) is a drawback to the game but a as a FREE chess game that offers multiplayer game with other WP7 users , I am not going to whinge about it. Over all Chess By Post Free is a very impressive Multiplayer Chess game for Windows Phone 7.
Chess By Post Gameplay Video
Chess By Post Screenshots
Image Credit : reklamyonetmeni.com
Version Under Review : 220.127.116.11
Developer : Jeff Cole
The only difference between the paid and free versions is that the free version has ads while the paid version is ad free. The paid version is available for $2.99
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