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The Foolish King for iOS

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Key Details of The Foolish King

  • learn & play chess.
  • Last updated on May 11, 2020
  • There have been 4 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Developer's Description

learn & play chess.

The Foolish King - The Secret History of Chess

Long, long ago, when kings ruled the land, dragons filled the sky and magic still existed, two small children stumbled upon the game of chess. This is your chance to discover it with them . . . Join Pip and Holly on their magical fairy-tale adventure and become a chess master!

An interactive, smartly-designed, iPhone app that is the perfect introduction to chess for children and adults alike ideal for children aged six and above.

Join The Foolish King chess league and play against others from anywhere in the world!

The app helps children and adults to learn chess with its How To Play section, they can practice against the computer or their friend/parent and can join the world wide chess league! The chess league has a leaderboard showing results of chess games by age ranking as well as overall.

The app is part of the digital offering by The Foolish King - a magical fairy-tale storybook about the secret history of chess - written by Lord Price and brought vividly to life by Martin Brown, illustrator of the mega-selling Horrible Histories.



Learn chess basics through How To Play tutorials

About the book

Hear from the author of the book

Find out about the iPad app and other places to find The Foolish King storybook.


Play The Foolish King Live against anybody else in the world!

Play chess with the day and night creatures from the story

Play against the computer or your friend

Easy, medium and hard levels of the game available when playing vs computer

Help and prompts when playing vs computer

World wide chess leaderboard

See who is top of the leaderboard and how you are doing against others

Beautifully illustrated throughout

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