How to Play Chess or Checkers on Your iPhone with iMessage (Modified)

Using an app that has Game Centre built in is a really easy way to play boardgames against friends, but here’s another perhaps slightly more tedious way of going about it.

How to Play Chess or Checkers on Your iPhone with iMessage

Last week we discovered the funniest way to play Connector Four on an iPhone. It’s silly and slightly painful, but completely awesome in a nerdy way. Now someone’s raised the stakes and figured out that you can also create games of Checkers or Chess using emoji.

Posters on Reddit have demonstrated that it is indeed possible to play chess and Checkers via iMessage using emoji characters. (but indeed they are not quite useful as in middle of the game who know which horse is white one or black one or actually which one is horse & which one is camel lol..).

How to Play Chess or Checkers on Your iPhone with iMessage

So, i just made a very distinctive bifurcation so you can use it without memorizing which one is your's.
While it’s definitely time consuming, it’s very impressive. Take a look below!

How to Play Chess or Checkers on Your iPhone with iMessage

Now its quite easy to remember the black & white pawn's as well the use of its. because here the horse is actually horse & elephant/camel is actually camel.

If you don't know how to activate the emoji keyboard or basics of iMessage read my below posts.


  • How to ACTIVATE EMOJI / smileys in iPhone / iPad / iPods 
  • Activate iMessage in iPhone / iPad


  • If you facing any problem in arranging the pawn as shown above just send an iMessage to me at contact@iDeas4iOS.com. Keep Playing Keep Enjoying.

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