Chess is a real game of skill. There are thousands of different moves, each one leading to even more moves, and eventually to an inevitable conclusion. If you’re travelling, however, and don’t want to take up all that space with a chess board, download Chess Free to your phone or tablet instead. And Chess Free doesn’t let you only play against an algorithm: you can even play multiplayer hotseat.
Chess Free is a great app to save space when travelling, and to ensure you always have a chess board with you. It also provides something that no physical chess board can: single player mode. Chess Free has artificial intelligence that allows you to play against your phone. You can also play in two player hotseat mode, where you pass the device off to the other person to make their move every turn.
Chess Free is supported by ads. If you’re looking to get rid of the small nuisance they may provide, there is the non-free Chess app for $0.99. Otherwise, Chess Free is a great chess app for anyone who finds themselves constantly wishing they had a chess board.
Price: Free with $0.99 upgrade 
Requires: Android 1.5+
Download size: 3.9MB