Bughouse Chess Pro

Last updated on November 29th, 2022 at 04:35 pm

Bughouse Chess Pro


Bughouse Chess Pro is one of the best $1.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Michael Gilbert, Bughouse Chess Pro is a Entertainment game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 11th June 2015 with the latest update 11th June 2015

Whether you are a fan of Entertainment, Strategy, or Board games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


8 people have rated 1.0

You can download the game Bughouse Chess Pro from APP STORE.


Bughouse Chess Pro

Bughouse Chess is a popular chess variant played on two chessboards by four players in teams of two. Normal chess rules apply, except that captured pieces on one board are passed on to the players of the other board, who then have the option of putting (dropping) these pieces on their board.

Because of its fast pace nature coupled with the passing and dropping of pieces, Bughouse Chess looks chaotic when watched.


  • Bughouse Chess Pro can be played on 1-4 devices
  • Play online with 2-4 other Players
  • Play with 2-4 other players via Bluetooth
  • Compose teams with real Players or Computer AIs.
  • Play solo with a computer partner and 2 computer opponents.
  • On the iPhone zooming in and out is supported

Updated on 11th June 2015

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Bughouse Chess Pro Reviews

An app that plays Bughouse Chess and does a great job of it on the iPad and surprisingly the iPhone too. We really like that you can play Bughouse Chess by yourself using the built in computer AI or have the AI substitute for any number of players. Great support for connecting multiple devices via wifi or bluetooth. Bughouse fans – this is a must have.

We love playing this bughouse app! We can play solo completely against the computer or with our friends. We play from our iPad & iPhone6. Addicting and we’re spreading the word!

Great implementation of bughouse chess. Highly recommended to anyone who want to play a chess game with a twist.

We swear we had an idea to build a. Bughouse chess app and some1 actually got it done! It’s not too bad, our only problem is that there aren’t enough players online for any multiplayer games to connect. PLEASE DOWNLOAD GUYS!

We were thrilled to finally see a bughouse chess app, and happily surprised that it allows one to play against computer opponents. Unfortunately, the only means of adjusting computer strength is choosing either Aggresive or Tactical play. Aggresive play moves more quickly but less skillfully than the slower Tactical play setting. Not that the tactical setting is particularly skilled. Its main strategy is to move most of its pawns to the center of the board, which is a terrible strategy for any chess play, but especially so for bughouse. It would be nice not only to see the computer’s bughouse strategy improved, but also to have much more adjustability of the computer’s strength, as is the case on virtually every other chess app. Also, displaying both boards simultaneously on an iphone screen makes for some pretty tiny pieces, especially with the wide margins which make the boards even smaller than they need to be. We would like the boards to be larger or to have an option to display just our board in a larger size with a toggle to see both boards when desired. It would also be nice to be able to save games. The app is still very buggy, ALWAYS crashing after two or three games, pieces sometimes becoming invisible, and other odd issues. We hope these bugs will be addressed soon, as it is becoming quite annoying. All that withstanding, we are enjoying this app, and will continue to play it, at least until something better comes along. Kudos to the developer for bringing us bughouse. Now please fix your app.

  1. Computer AI plays at about a 200 level. That wasnt a huge problem, the goal is to play with friends. 2. We tried to play a local game via bluetooth on a plane flight – we could never get all 4 connected at once. Well we did one time, but then the clock on one board didnt start and we couldnt get the second board working. Another time the clock did start but the person couldn’t move. 3. Okay, so 4 people didnt work – thats fine one of us can play two boards. That game seemed to work, but then it ended 3 moves too early. It is not checkmate when the opponent has a piece in hand that can be interposed, a rule that this apparently doesnt consistently apply.

Our pet cat could beat this program every time by randomly picking moves to play. The computer mode plays the same moves every time. It does not react to any threats, ever!

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