Put on your thinking cap and save the pawns!
Show the pawns safely to their goal. Pick up keys, dodge checkers, and avoid capture by enemy pieces. The pawns are counting on you!
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- Over 50 puzzles (9 tutorial) – play them in any order
- Award-winning gameplay
- No time limit- rewind each puzzle as many times as you need
- *NEW* Earn 14 Achievements, including Knight’s Tour, 100 Pawns, and Grandmaster
- *NEW* OpenFeint and Game Center support
- Runs on any iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad (iOS 3 or higher)
- Supports retina display
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is this chess? I’m not much of a chess player.
A: No. It’s a puzzle game that happens to involve chess pieces. If you know how the little horsey moves, then you are ready to play Pawns!
Q: What will this run on?
A: This is a universal app that will run on any iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. It supports iPhone and iPod retina displays. It requires iOS 3 or greater.
Q: What award did Pawns win, anyway?
A: The original Pawns was for Mac and Windows. It won 2nd place in the OMG (“Original Mac Games”) contest. But the new iPhone/iPad version is much better! Ask me why.
Q: Um, okay. Why is Pawns for iPhone better than the original Mac/Windows version?
A: This new version has more puzzles, difficulty ratings, achievements, more chess pieces, better graphics, touch interface, and other improvements. It’s more fun!
Pawns for iPad/iPhone News
- Pawns for iOS out of commission September 20, 2014 Sorry to report that iOS 8 seems to have broken Pawns, at least on my iPad. I decided it would be best to take it down from the iTunes store. I hope to fix it at some point (and add support for larger screens) but I don’t have an ETA.
- Pawns updated.. a couple months ago August 4, 2012 I forgot to mention here that Pawns was updated back in May. The main change was to remove OpenFeint– I blogged about the reasons for this decision earlier. But I also fixed some graphics glitches that were bothering me. And the keys glow now, making them stand out better on small displays.
- 22 Pawns Grandmasters! April 7, 2012 I just had a look, and I see that 22 people have now earned the Grandmaster achievement (that is, they have solved all the puzzles.) Congratulations! (If you solved the puzzles but were not logged into OpenFeint, then you are not included in that total. But congratulations to you too!)
- Pawns! for iOS is FREE until January 2nd, 2012 December 30, 2011 Pawns! for iPhone/iPad is available for free until January 2nd, 2012. It’s part of the New Year’s App Blowout, along with 24 other free and discounted apps. Tell your friends! Links: Pawns! home page Download it here
- Pawns! and the iPad 2 June 20, 2011 I’ve just learned that Pawns! is not working properly on the iPad 2. The arrows that you place on the board cannot be seen properly, but instead are entirely black. It continues to work on most, if not all, other iOS devices. I’ve tested many of them personally. Nonetheless, I’ve removed Pawns! and Pawns! Lite ...